John Macko (JMacko@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Tue, 14 Mar 1995 20:00:42 -0800
Steve Beluch wrote:
>Does anyone on the list still use the Venture or Varsity patrol(s) in
>their units? Does anyone run a Venture or Varsity troop? Just
>thought I'd ask.
We have been trying to set up a Varsity patrol for some of my older
Scouts to keep them interested in Scouting. We tried a basketball team
since it takes only 5 members to have a team.
Major problem: We could not find another troop in our council that had a
varsity basketball team. We checked with YMCA leagues, etc., but found
that they were all organized by age groups, i.e., 9-10, 11-12 etc. and
did not have the mix we had.
Result: NO GO
We are still trying to figure out how to make it work, but so far no
brilliant ideas. Also, I understand that National has abandoned the
concept of Varsity/Venture at the patrol level and is pushing it at the
unit level, i.e., a Varsity/Venture Troop.
John Macko, SM
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City