Rusty Harold (al294@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Thu, 8 Nov 1990 01:44:47 -0500
>I am presently an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 439 in Kensington, MD.
>Before that, I held just about all of the leadership positions in the troop,
>including SPL. The troop has 40 scouts, so it was definitely not an easy
>job. I am very interested in scouting, because I know it did a lot for me.
I grew up in a very large troop (seventy plus when I joined, forty plus when I
left) and loved it. But I was very shocked when I became involved in
council-wide activities in Louisiana to find that our troop was a very large one
and there were almost no troops of equal or larger size in the state. I know the
new troop organization plan assumes a large troop. What are people's experience
with troop sizes in different parts of the country and what do you think is
optimal troop size?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City