Re: Length of troop numbers
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Sat, 1 Jun 1996 21:58:44 -0500
Carol Bruner and Utah Cox stated:
>>Having served as registrar for our council a number of years ago, maybe I can
>>shed a little light on this question. Yes, each unit is designated by a
>>four digit number in the computer even though they generally go by the three
>>digit or less number. In addition they are designated by the council number
>>and the district number within the council. If I remember right (and this
>>has been a while) I think the first of the four digits refered to the type of
>>unit - pack, troop, post, etc. Troop 1 might be number 1001; Pack 1, 3001;
>>Post 1, 5001.
This is called the "national unit number" which may be DIFFERENT from
the "local unit number".
For instance, using the "notional" Cardinal Council, this would be the
unit numbers for units in the North District:
National Unit Number Council ID# Local Unit Number
206-01-T-1001 T-0001 Troop 1
206-01-P-3001 P-0001 Pack 1
206-01-E-5001 E-2001 Post 1
206-01-S-5001 S-4001 Ship 1*
206-01-V-7001 V-0001 Team 1
The National Unit Number is what is transmitted with any documents to the
Region/National. It is usually preceded by either the Region number or
NR (or NE still accepted) North(east) Region 01
SR Southern Region 02
CR Central Region 03
WR (or WE still accepted) Western Region 04
>I joined Pack 3155, Mather Field, California in 1952. Subsequently, I was
>in 3 other packs in 2 different councils in Texas, 2 Troops in 2 different
>states, and 3 Posts is 3 different states -- and all of these had 2 or 3
>digit numbers. Only the first Pack was 4 digits.
All with four-digit NATIONAL unit numbers. Don't feel bad; the Direct
Service Council uses FIVE digits (the first one denotes the country within
the District as in
800-01-T-40001 for Troop 1, Panama Canal Zone
(There are about 55 "Troop 1"s in the Direct Service Council, whereby
it denotes the first Troop, Pack, Team, Post or Ship in that given county)
Hope this helps out further!!
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