Re: How to Decide Which Troops to Visit
Marc W. Solomon (m_solomon@ALLI.COM)
Tue, 11 Jun 1996 14:27:12 -0500
At 02:14 PM 6/11/96 -0400, Kem White wrote:
>Last night, I was sitting with my CM at RT when he asked: "Have you
>decided which troops your den will visit in the fall?" (I have a 2nd-year
>Webelos den.) The short answer was "no". I have been giving the
>issue some thought, but I do have a question: What's a reasonable number
>of troops for a Webelos Den to visit? In my area of Maryland there are
>perhaps 7 or 8 troops that meet geographically close enough to my den
>members to warrant consideration by me as a WDL. Whether all those troops
>would consider having us visit them is another matter.
In many ways you answered you own question here. I suggest you call each of
the troops in the area and ask them whether they have a night set aside for
recruiting Webelos (some troops are smart enough to do this) or if they
would set up a night where it would be convenient to visit them.
They would probably prefer to have you come on an evening of their choosing
so that they can set time to give a good show of what they are capable of.
Just dropping in unexpectedly might put them in a fix. For example,
dropping in on a meeting where they are planning the next hike might not be
extremely convenient. On the one hand, they have much work to accomplish
that night and, OTOH, they will also want to accommodate their guests and
make them feel welcome.
If you need help getting the names of the SM or CM of the troops in your
area, contact your Unit Commissioner. If he doesn't have the list, I am
sure he can get it for you.
Marc Solomon Unit Commissioner
firstname.lastname@example.org Sycamore District
email@example.com Blackhawk Area Council (IL)
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