Re: HELP! I need input! (2/2)
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Thu, 4 Aug 1994 23:58:32 CST
Gezzo!! Some of you folks are TOO quick on this "hey Mike" stuff!
I mentioned that the typical Scouter spends about 216 hours (nine
days) doing Scouting....what happens when we go to summer camp, Mike?
Summer camp (six days and part of the seventh in most local Councils)
is equal to 144 hours. Normally during this time, there's not a
Troop camping event nor a fundraising event. There's still Roundtable
and perhaps a Wood Badge or other Council event that would still occur
during this month. Yes, Scouting's a year-round program and you would
(should) have Troop meetings. That's all a net increase of 32 hours,
or 148 plus 32 or 180 hours. That's still less than the optimal 216
hours (it gets close, but no cigar).
Philmont takes up two weeks but that's counterbalanced by the fact
that normally your Troop is NOT doing meetings during that time, you
don't have time to participate in Roundtable, District/Council
activities or event the "typical Troop campout" that month. While the
timing may be more in this case (or in the case of the Jamboree), it
STILL would not go over the 216 hours.
Finally, remember that even though I state "nine days", it's NOT "nine
calendar days". A typical Troop calendar takes up more than 14 days
in a given month, split between Troop, District and Council events and
things like Eagle project weekends and the like...even though on a lot
of those days, you only have two or three hours devoted in that day
to Scouting. It's the EQUAL of nine 24-hour days.
Good try, Bill and David!
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