Troop number uniqueness
Carey Probst (HCProbst@AOL.COM)
Thu, 1 Dec 1994 01:26:41 -0500
Troop numbers are certainly not unique within the US, but are usually unique
a council. In some instances they are not unique within a council.
When Saratoga, Sir William Johnson, Schenectady, and Governor Clinton
merged to form Twin Rivers council in Albany, NY, the individual troops kept
original troop numbers. As a result there may be up to 4 Troop 16's (my
While many councils use a distirct number prefix, we have chosen not to,
So, while it is possible that your old troop has folded due to lack of
some other problem, it is not because your current troop took the number.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City