Re: Order in the Court!!
John Bemis (jbemis@CASS.MA02.BULL.COM)
Wed, 22 Dec 1993 17:29:09 -0500
> How many boys show up for Troop meetings?
20 - 25
> What is the chaos level of your Troop meetings? How about a rating
> of 1 - 10 where 1="Should model for Fast Start" and 10="Black
> Monday on Wall St."?
> When during the meeting is it at its highest?
- Interpatrol Activity (game) and right after.
- Openings and Closing, followed by Instructional time
> Does it change as the year progresses?
- Yes because the program starts to generate more interest in the game of
Scouting. Drop off continues until the crossover Webelos show in Mar/Apr
> Who generates the most decibels/disorderliness - older,
> younger,newer, experienced,...?
- First year Scouts, although the under 13 group generate Db
> How often do adults have to step in?
- SM has brief notes at top of meeting, then uses his SM minute at the end.
Problems are worked by SPL and his staff.
> When do adults run the meeting?
> - Making a pitch for a fund raiser, so that the word given is not rumor.
- Policy statements, such as BoR, BSA policy for activity.
- A special speaker/event - drug officer CPR/Hands-to-Heart,etc.
> As in every good survey - Comments?
- The troop has graduated 8 Eagles this year. They are exceptional
individuals between the ages of 16-18. They formed the basis for the
troop when I was the SM. The challenge is to grow the under 16 crop of
boys into the leaders of a large troop.
- With the new SM has come a new committee chairman. He is
was a member of the troop and is an Eagle( Class '88). Seems to be working
the committee meets, discusses, and works problems.
- The troop is down sizing because the meeting do not work out as
expected. Seems there is not enough instruction time versus game time.
Seems to be a problem that the Patrol LEaders Council is trying to
- While the eagles roll along, the advancement doesn't seem to be
rolling along as well. We just had a Life, Star, 2C, TF at beginning
of December. Since summercamp in July.
- Finances have not been outstnding, but we may have reached the end
for candy bars. $1 bars, we still have $500 left. It is where the
troop funds are tied up.
- As a commissioner, it looks like the troop is trying to decide where
and what it wants to be. Give it six months but
review monthly for problems.
Yours in Scouting
Jay Bemis, member of the Troop 37 Committee
Mohegan Council, Worcester, Ma
Quinsigamond District Training Chairman
'Only an hour a week, and one meeting a month..'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City