Re: New Troop Standards
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 18 Nov 1992 09:30:10 EST
You not only have to comply with BSA policy, rules and/or guidelines,
there may also be poicies, rules or guidelines, or at least expectations
from the chartering organizating. (even if they are UNWRITEN) ie.
If at a church, they may expect that a majority of the members are
from that congregation, and the most leadership is as well. Not
all churches expect or require such ties, but it is good to find
out what your chartering organization expects from you as well.
And it has been my experience that Troops with good outdoor programs
will last. Not that a good working relationship with a CUB pack or
TWO, can't help the troop grow. But IN MY OPINION, most troops die
from lack of a program that attracts and retains SCOUTS.
And before you get into the PLAN too far, make sure that you have a
good committee, commited to getting TRAINING, as well as at least
TWO GOOD asm's! IN order to run a good high adventure trip every
year, you will need at least TWO adults that are willing to take
vaction for the scouts every year!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City