Re: When is a new pack/troop needed?
William J Turner (wjt@IASTATE.EDU)
Mon, 7 Aug 1995 12:38:32 CDT
In message <199508071731.MAA07149@pop-1.iastate.edu>, email@example.com writes:
>Why start a troop with no trained Leaders, Equipment, or money Boys will
>not get a quality program and drop out because there friends in another
>troop has equipment, leaders and go on campouts. The boy will drop from
>the new troop either go to the troop with his friends or drop out of
>scouting completely....NOW YOU HAVE A FAILED NEW TROOP. The new troop
>folds and now showing a bad mark against the district as a dropped unit
>and dropped boys.
A somewhat similar situation occured in my hometown a few years ago.
We had one Cub Scout pack for each elementary school in town, but a few
years ago it was decided to build a fifth school and break the largest
region in two. (This was the area I was from...We had twice the
students of any other elementary school, and the older students were
sent to another building--something the distric did not like but was
forced to do...)
Anyway, with the new school came a new Cub Scout pack. My former pack
(182) was split to form a new pack (281...cute isn't it?)
Unfortunately, all the trained leadership of the old pack had sons who
were now going to be in Pack 281. The last I heard Pack 182 was having
major problems, and I wouldn't be too surprised if it even folded.
So it isn't always the *new* units that have trouble... :)
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