Re: NEW MEMBER
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Sun, 11 Sep 1994 22:26:08 EDT
>ANY IDEAS TO HELP ME START UP A NEW TROOP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
>I am particularly concerned with some of the structural issues like:
>Selection or Election of the patrol leader and assistant patrol leader;
>having an effective court of honour with only one patrol; the
>benefits/drawbacks of sharing opportunities with a similar restart-up
>troop without giving up our identity or merging; and funding raising.
Hi Mark! (hope I have the right name :))
I'm a Venturer in Montreal. I was a Scout till last year, when I
got too old to continue as a Scout. I can give you some ideas
about your questions.. you might want to ask your ADC-scouts, too.
I'm not sure if new Scouts could elect a PL. But they should know
each other better than you do, right? I think I would suggest the
election of your PL. You could let him choose the APL, or (if you
don't think he's mature enough to be fair- they can be, though)
you can choose one for him.
In my Scouting experience, the leaders didn't believe enough in
the CoH as a program planning tool, which was unfortunate. It
does seem rather redundant to have a CoH w/only one patrol doesn't
Maybe it would be best to use the Patrol-in-Council in place of the
CoH for planning. Until you get two patrols, at least...
Fund raising- I've done a spaghetti dinner & bottle drive with
the Venturers. In general, I hate selling things.. but we raised
a nice amount of money with the spaghetti dinner. Car washes can
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