RE: Troop Anniversary Program
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 15 Jan 1991 01:20:00 EDT
The facilities were handled by another family. The problem...the only
major problem we had...was that the place we chose was TOO BIG for our
Pick a place that is representative of the orginal chartered partners.
For example, if the troop was organized by a group of parents, a city hall
or community center would be best; a church, a church; a school, etc....
Our troop was chartered orginially by the United States European Command
UCOM) in Paris. When EUCOM moved from Paris to Stuttgart, the Troop
moved too. Later on, the troop was moved again for some unknown reason to its
present home in the north Stuttgart suburbur called Ludwigsburg-Kornwestheim.
Troop 225 was housed and met at the old Ludwigsburg Elementary and Middle School
(which until 1984, were all in one long two story building and two "|
"chicken coop" type sheds (when the middle school was built, one shed became the
mayor's office and the other the Scout hut!)
So...we chose to have our reunion COH in the Non-Commissioned Officers
club at the EUCOM headquarters at Patch Barracks...in the south end of Stuttgart
near the Airport. That way, guests that "flew in" (and we had a passle load t
use the cheap "space-available" flights into Stuttgart) can get to and from the
event with little or no problem.
The only problem was that we had reserved a place that normally seats
400 for a 150-person event!
Lots of empty space.
We made the most of it...we used the stage for the "review" of the
Troop's history....we had the seating arranged so that there would be food at
a table surrounded by tables of guests and participants...and we cut the lights
to the areas that we were not using, so that most people really could not tell
that we were in a large hangar-type place instead of the "cozy setting" for
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City