This Phelps fellow would have been a scoutmaster at 18...that's pretty unusual.
Youth Boy Scouts can become adult leaders when they turn 18. Many do this and become Assistant Scoutmasters.
One has to be 21 to be a Scoutmaster, but can (as of 1993) be an Assistant Scoutmaster at 18.
.....This Phelps fellow would have been a scoutmaster at 18...that's pretty unusual......
He likely bacame a registered adult Scouter at 18. He would have held Assistant positions for quite a while. That is he merely reregistered as an adult on turning 18.
Not really, I became an ASM when I turned 18 (right before then, I was a JASM)
Unfortunately, I'm only nominally involved with my unit because of college...