Re: Troop Size
Mon, 12 Nov 1990 14:08:00 EST
I must say that I think that Don Izard makes the most sense out of all the
arguments I've heard about troop size. THE most important thing is to
make sure that the troop has an incredible program which the boys like, no
matter how large or small it is.
I think that troop size is a matter of preference for most people. Some
scouts like it large, while others like it small. Again, an active program
is the most important thing.
I noticed that Don Izard also mentioned something about becoming Eagle with
a class of three. Out of a troop of 40 boys, 7 (including me) became Eagles
on Memorial Day, 1988. Has anyone else heard of so many scouts becoming
Eagle at one time? Just wondering.....A bit of trivia, eh?
I'm glad to see that we have finally gotten some discussion going on. I
think that we might have beat the subject of size and new patrol method
into the ground. Any other ideas??
One last thing -- I want to re-evaluate my stand on the New Patrol Method.
I think that every troop situation differs, and the troop should decide which
method to take. I think that they both have their merits, and it just happens
that my troop works better with the old method.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City