Checking out troops
Michael M. Meenehan (meenehmm@URANUS.AITC.REST.TASC.COM.)
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 08:05:00 -0500
Someone recently mentioned that they were in the process of
checking out troops as part of their Webelos to Scout transition.
Several years ago BSA surveyed troops and determind the
characteristics of "top" units. You might want to consider these
items when you are surveying troops. Here they are:
-Troop has earned Quality Unit Award.
-Scoutmaster has completed basic training.
-Troop follows traditional troop-meeting pattern
(standard troop-meeting plan with two or more
-Troop has a high ratio of active adults to youth.
-Leaders regularly attend roundtables.
-Troop meetings are planned at patrol leaders' council
-Woods Wisdom is used in planning troop program.
-A patrol for new Scouts exists, with a troop guide and
-Troop adds at least ten Scouts each year.
-Troop has an annual minimum of twenty-five days and
nights of camping.
-Troop attends a council long-term camp.
-Leaders are proficient in outdoor skills.
-Troop has at least twenty-one Scouts.
-Troop has a program for older Scouts.
Troop 50, Patawomeck District V.C. Program
National Capital Area Council, (Washington, D.C. Area)
I used to be a beaver... (NE-CS-50, 82-67)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City