Re: BSA: Troop number uniqueness?
Richard Russell (lderlore@XMISSION.COM)
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 08:04:39 -0700
On Tue, 29 Nov 1994, Rick Busdiecker wrote:
> Date: Sun, 27 Nov 1994 23:13:15 -0500
> From: "Jerry M. Withers" <jmwithers@BIX.COM>
> Jerry M. Withers, ASM, Troop 49, Austin, TX <email@example.com>
> Years ago (c. 1973), I was a member of Troop 49 in Ft. Monmouth, NJ.
> Does the existence of a Troop 49 in Austin mean that the Ft. Monmouth
> version no longer exists, or is it possible for two BSA troops to have
> the same number.
The USA charters the BSA.
The BSA charters councils.
The councils, in turn, charter units. Therefore, the number system is
within the council. Our council (Great Salt Lake -- one of the largest)
has over 1000 units alone. They use up all unit numbers from 1 through
999 and then go to 1001 and beyond. There could not possibly be over
100,000 units in the United States with unique numbers. There will easily
be some 400 duplicates of at least the first 100 numbers nationwide.
The numbering system is further organized as to type of unit from the
same sponsor. For example, my sponsor has four units and our base number
is 40. Thus the Pack is 3040, the Troop is 40, the Team is 6040 and the
Post is 9040.
Richard C. Russell
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