Re: Rapid Growth's Problems
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Thu, 28 Mar 1996 08:19:35 -0600
Another problem is one of ethics and neighborliness. A church several
> blocks up the street from us has a scout troop and a pack (we only
> have a troop; the pack died years ago). The boys from this pack
> almost always feed into the "sister" troop.
> You see the problem--if some (or all?) of these boys decide to join my
> troop, might this annoy/irritate the SM of the other troop,
The concept is competition; I see no problem with this. I am in a small
city of about 15,000 with 6 packs and 4 troops. One pack & trooop are
closely connected. The Troops compete quite actively for the webelos from
the other 5 packs.
We invite all webelos to an open house in the fall and to a campout with us
in Febr. I tell them and their parents that they should "shop around" at
all the troops--that each one has a different personality and that they
should go whereever they feel comfortable.
This competition keeps us all on our toes.
Mark W. Arend
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