Re: How to Decide Which Troops to Visit
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Tue, 11 Jun 1996 16:30:44 -0400
You might want to pay a visit to the SCOUT Rountable!
Get there early and stay late to chat. Find out which
troops are there, and ask about summer camp plans.
Ask about the success (or failures) of the NEW scout
program in each unit. You can find out a lot about
each units program in 1 visit. If some of the units
do not attend roundtable, thenyou might see if you can
find the unit comiss and ask them about the unit etc.
If you talk DIRECT to any scout master, I expect they
will tell you that they have a great program! What
SM would tell you otherwise! What you want to find
is the BEST scouting program for your NEW scouts.
Some may want more camping, others mor high adventure,
some may want to KNOW HOW MUCH does it cost etc.
I think program costs are an important factor for
parents considering a new unit. Some units have a
great program and expect parrents to contribute up
to $500 per scout. Others domuch more FUNd rasing
so the scouts can EARN there own way.
If a scout is active in sports teams that also do
a lot of FUND raising, you can have conflicts. etc.
lots to consider .. . . get all the info you can
so each scout and family can make the best choice.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City