Re: Scouting Statistics (Jim Sleezer
Olan Watkins (OLDSCOUT@DELPHI.COM)
Wed, 17 Nov 1993 02:20:54 -0400
I am not sure how one would find the data to prove this one way or the
other, but I believe that in this case that bigger is better up to a point.
I have been in both a small unit and a large unit and I am positive that we
were able to provide a better program in the larger unit. In general it has
been my experience that out of any given four boys you are lucky if you can
get one parent to work with the unit. With a Troop size of 10 to 12 boys,
you are doing pretty good to get 3 adults that will actually work as leaders
of the unit, odds are that it will be necessary to cancell some activities
because one of the leaders will be sick, out of town, or have to work on the
weekend for the activity.
With a Troop of 30 to 40, very likely you will have adults that are
interested in working with the new Scouts or Venture Scouts, working the
recruiting game with the Cub Packs, having special skills such as rock
climbing, white water and things of that nature. And there is almost always
sufficient adults to prevent having to cancel an event.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City