Re: GSUSA vs BSA
Lisa Varner (lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US)
Tue, 31 Oct 1995 13:27:05 -0500
On Mon, 30 Oct 1995, Bill Spofford wrote:
an excellent summation of GSUSA's organization.
Just a couple of comments...
> appointed, i.e.. let me, be the leader). The only GSUSA requirement
> for more than one Adult leader is when a MALE is the Leader, a FEMALE
> must also be a co-leader.
This is true, but you still must have 2 deep leadership at all times. It
can of course be one leader and an assisting adult.
> not sure how the Councils determine the optimum size of a SU (I do
> know they look at area and total number of troops), but it rarely has
> more than one or two older girl troops.
We are not the norm here. We have 20 older girl troops in our Service Unit!
> GSUSA has concentrated on the SU or higher level. BSA summer camp
> program is mainly troop oriented, while GSUSA mainly forms provisional
> troops (requiring less from the troop adults).
Summer camps are provided by the council. Leaders volunteer to help plan
and run the programs. Girls sign up individually for camps of their
choice. Like Bill said, these are not troop activities. The girls are
grouped at camp into units with scouts from anywhere in the council.
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