Troop Bus (was 1.Open House 2.Camp Promotion)
Jon Eidson (EIDSON@TCUBVM.BITNET)
Sun, 4 Aug 1991 18:07:24 CDT
In reply to Judy's note about a Troop bus ...
When I first became scoutmaster, my DE was talking to me about a troop he
once had (that was struggling) and had a bus. One of the first things he
did was get rid of the bus. First off it made it "easy" for parents not
to volunteer to go on campouts because the transportation was not needed.
His main reason was the need for troop transportation helped many parents
get involved on outings when otherwise they would not.
My troop has never had a bus ... and never will. In fact, I have a formula
for the minumum number of parents (adults) that must go on campouts or we
don't go (it only takes one or two of the "no goes" to get the point over).
Finally, proper maintenance, insurance, lic fees, etc. make a troop vehical
an expensive undertaking. The best situation I've seen is the ability to
borrow a church van for certain outings. I know a lot of church sponsored
troops that have this resource available.
Scoutmaster Troop 76, Longhorn Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City