Advice on changing troops.
Bart M Voyce +1 201 386 4632 (bart@FUWUTAI.ATT.COM)
Tue, 26 Jul 1994 18:21:00 GMT
>From: don newcomb <newcomb@US2.NAVO.NAVY.MIL>
>Andrew is now 16, a Life Scout and just a few pieces of paper and a BOR
>from Eagle. [...]
>Yesterday, he confided in me that after he gets his Eagle he plans to
>transfer to a troop that has more older scouts and is engaged in more
>"advanced" Scouting activities (e.g. backpacking, longer trips, etc).
Let him go.
I was in a large troop when I made Eagle at 16. Afterwards, I switched to
a small troop that did not have a scout over the rank of Star. (There, I
met Greg, who is now my best friend.)
For me, it was as though Scouting started all over again, only from a
different perspective. That may have been a major reason for staying
involved in Scouting to this day.
Yes, you'll miss him, and the troop will miss him. But I think it will do
him the most good.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City