Re: National goals
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Fri, 1 Oct 1993 09:57:50 CDT
> I will tell you that the brochure deals with what we promise the kids
> when they open the scout handbook (boy led programs, outdoor adventures,
> values) and whether our troops deliver? They talk extensively about
> size of troop and quality indicators. They talk of troops under 16
> as essentially at risk, that measurable quality indicators "jump" at size 21
> and that the best troops surveyed as measured by quality indicators
> (11% of total) have 31,32 or 33 scouts or more. I don't remember which
> right now.
---In the Sept. issue of Scouting, in the article reporting on the national
meeting last May, it was reported that National is going to STRESS troops of 32
scouts among other things.
What I find absolutely fascinating is that Lord Baden-Power said the EXACT same
thing. "A troop should be no more than 32 boys, 4 patrols by 8 boys." What
was said in the beginning seems to always prove right in the long run.
Many of us (trainers specifically) in this country have been stressing and
teaching the "32" size unit for years. It is nice to find that national
finally caught up --
This new course sounds really great ---
Can't wait to have the copy. Thanks Steve.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City