Re: BSA: Troop number uniqueness?
Richard Russell (lderlore@XMISSION.COM)
Thu, 1 Dec 1994 08:14:54 -0700
On Wed, 30 Nov 1994, Randy Finder wrote:
> >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.
> Does BSA still allow units of different types chartered by the same
> organization to have the same Number? 10 years ago, the scout troop and Cub
> pack chartered by teh church in my hometown were both 1688.
> (And BTW at a council jamboree at the Washington Monument, 1688 waas one of th
> highest numbers there. I think the highest was a high-tech /space post
> that was 2001. )
> Does GSLC have any 5 digit units? I think 9040 is the highest I have
> ever seen for a Unit number.
> randy finder
Yes! Take the base unit number of 1034, by our numbering system to
designate type of unit the Pack would be 31034, the Troop 1034, the Team
61034 and the Post 91034.
Richard C. Russell
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