Adults, Adults, Everywhere Adults
Scott Drown (scottdd@HALCYON.COM)
Thu, 7 Sep 1995 06:01:17 -0800
A couple of years ago I ran across a Troop Scoutmaster who was telling me a
story about how his troop ended up having to limit the numbers of adults
that went along on outings because at times the adults out numbered the
I thought this was an interesting problem, especially since at that time
our Troop was having some problems mustering 2 deep leadership and had had
to cancel an outing or two at the last moment.
Earlier this year we had a large crossover from 4 differnt packs and the
Troop has now doubled in size, and now there adults, adults, everywhere.
If 10 Scouts go on an outing 12 adults might come. It is becoming a one to
one program which is hindering the patrols function as the adults step in
for the younger Scouts. For the upcoming Council Wide Camporee we
currently have 14 adults going with about 20 Scouts, and about 15 Webelos
plus 15 of their parents. Sounds like I will have to have meeting just to
organize all this.
We have an upcoming Committee mtg next Monday where this may come up as a
subject for discussion and was wondering if any other Troops have
encountered this strange but wonderful phenomenon and how they handled it.
I am also supposed to do a committee presentation to become the new
How Much of Your reality is imagination?
ASM Troop 39, Maltby
Mt. Baker Council, Everett Wa.
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