Re: Ready Troop & Explorer Advancement
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@EECS.NWU.EDU)
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 09:55:07 -0600
No, there is no such thing as 'ready troop'.
If your troop advancement chairman wants district and council involvement,
he or the committee chairman must contact the DISTRICT and COUNCIL
advancement chairmen. These names are always available through your local
council office, or -- you could take a chance that your unit's chartered
organization representative is indeed doing his/her job and attending
district meetings, thus would KNOW the names and numbers needed.
In councils where Exploring falls under the district committee, the
The district committee is to have an Exp. VP under whom there is a training
chairman, an advancement chairman, a program chairman, a sales chairman
(that's Exp's name for membership) -or- the current advancement committee
adds an Exp specialist; the membership committee adds an Exp. specialist;
the program committee adds an Exp. specialist.
The current and newly reworked information of the STRUCTURE of Exploring,
whether it be ALL district, ALL council, or a COMBINATION, is available in
the Exploring literature.
Also - advancement is ONLY available to those boys who advanced through a
troop - again -- try the Exploring literature it is all there, and all just
rewritten within the past two years.
A new advancement program IS being worked on in the Exploring National
Committee, the first should be in the outdoor specialty posts, Sea Exploring
already has one, and Aviation Exploring is well on it's way.
BSA has the 'biggest printing press in the sky' and our literature on
Exploring has just all been updated. I recommend STRONGLY that you acquire
Hope this helps.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City