Re: How to divide a troop in two
Patrick Lam (ROYAL03@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Fri, 29 Jul 1994 14:28:01 EDT
>youth group (14-17). This company started 3 years ago with only 3 venturers.
> With the help of our sister Scouts troop and friends talking to each others, w
>just hit 22 members.
Twenty-two Venturers in a company!? There are only two invested
Venturers in my company (including me) and we have about 5 Scouts
who aren't quite ready to become full-time Venturers, which only
adds up to 7 or 8 in all. This is the biggest we've been in years,
too, apparently they've been running with 3 or 4 Venturers most of the
time. It's hard enough already to manage things with just 8 Venturers
(people are always busy!); twenty-two is too many, I'd think.
I've heard somewhere that there 'shouldn't' be more than 14 Venturers
in a company for it to work as it should.
Venturers, of course, are not supposed to work in 'patrols' of any
long-term duration. Just a company which may use committees for
various things, but they're responsible for one thing.
> I am open to any suggestion and new ideas, and if you have any comment
>on the proposed solutions please don't hesitate to email me personally or the
>list for the benefit of every body, because I think that this problem exists in
>all branches of scouting, and not restricted to Scouts-Canada's Venturers.
How to split the company? I don't think I've ever had this problem
with any group I've been in. At least with Scouts and to some extent
Cub, you could divide by patrols/sixes, but that doesn't work with
I think you should have the Venturers themselves decide which solution
is best for them.
Trinity-Rosemount Venturers (Montreal)
1st Ville d'Anjou Cubs
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City