Re: Pack receives threat to have charter pulled
David Wilson (Djh.Wilson@EE.QUB.AC.UK)
Mon, 9 Oct 1995 17:11:08 BST
Daniel W Brown writes:
> I think the we need do a disservice to scouting as a whole by seperating Cub
> Scouting from Boy Scouting the way we do. We charter troops and packs
> separatly, thier leaders attend seperate training and roundtables, and we
> expect relationships to be mantained by informal structures or by the
> Commissioner or COR. In a district where the commissioner service does not
> exist, and an institution that has a seperate COR for each unit these links
> are shakey at best. Anyone got a better idea.
I must confess that this system description came as quite a surprise to me.
Here in the UK, we work on a Scout Group system, with a natural progression
from Beavers to Cubs to Scouts to Ventures, which naturally encourages close
cooperation between sections. Obviously nobody can _force_ a 10-year old
from 1st Saintfield Cub Pack to move to move to 1st Saintfield Scout Troop,
but this is seen as the natural progression, as you are already effectively
part of the same "family" of Scouts. Pardon my ignorance, but is this not
the way that most Scouting organisations work?
Yours in Scouting,
David Wilson. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(SL, 1st Saintfield Scout Troop, Co. Down, N. Ireland)
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