Re: Changing Troops
Chris Schmidt (CSCHMIDT@DISNEY.IMAGE.KODAK.COM)
Wed, 27 Jul 1994 06:42:10 -0400
I have been following the thread " Advice on Changing Troop".
My feelings on this subject are if the boy or even an adult leader feel
like he needs to move then let them. The growth potential for these people
can be greater than if they stayed.
I am in a troop that is very reluctant to change and new ideas.
There have been MANY times I have thought of leaving, but I stay on because
I know some of the things I have suggested the scouts have enjoyed. In
this troop, we have had very few boys work outside of the troop. A couple of
years ago myself and another dad started to encourage our own boys to look
around for activities outside of our troop. My son started out working at
the council summer camp as a CIT. The other scouters son started working
at the Cub Parent weekend campouts. Both boys have many hours volunteering
outside the troop. Both are active on the OA Ceremony team.
Since these boys have started doing their extra duties we have had an
increase in our other scouts doing additional things. We have about 6 Den
Chiefs, and a crew of boys that volunteer for Camp-o-rees. All the boys
are enthusiastic about scout opportunities and look forward to these.
So many times we forget about the activities outside of our troops.
We need to present these opportunities to the scouts in a light that is
positive. This also helps in rank advancement for the scouts. Being a
Den Chief is a good way of satisfying the requirement of Leadership for
Star and Life.
Chris Schmidt email@example.com
ASM Troop 90, Chili, New York
Eagle Class of 1969
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