Alan Jones (sacubs@DOVE.MTX.NET.AU)
Tue, 12 Mar 1996 17:50:14 +1030
>Yesterday while talking to a scoutmaster, discussing pack / troop
>relationships, the scoutmaster felt that if a troop and pack were chartered
>by the same organization, that the pack out of loyalty to the chartering
>organization should encourage the Webelos to only join the troop attached
>to the chartering organization, and not allow them to visit other troops in
>the area. An additional comment made by the SM was that if you allowed
>them to visit other troops, the boys would go to a troop with a relative,
>friend, etc., and not to the troop the pack was affiliated with. He also
>indicated that he has a good program. Your comments.
Given the way the BSA woirks (Which is different to the way we do things
here in Australia) I would have the cubs go where they fit in the best and
the troop fo *Thier* choice.
If his program is that good, then it will stand and he will attract the Cubs
to who want to be apart of that troop.
In our district, we have Sea and regualr scouts. If I had a Cub who wanted
to participate in more water activities, then I would encrouage him to go
there over the troop of my group. If that is what that cub wants, then that
will be where she/he goes. As long as they stay in scouting, and are
enjoying it, isnt that more important than anything else????
Although, I am having difficulty explaining this logic to my current Scout
Leader who has lost 50% of his troop over the recent holiday periond....:-)
Angle Vale Scout Group
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