Re: Membership Numbers
Beverly E Benner (supermom@BBS.FAMENT.COM)
Tue, 26 Nov 1996 10:12:02 -0600
>Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 14:36:59 -0700
>From: Jack Cudney <jecudney@HENGE.COM>
>Subject: Re: Qunit
>Wait a minute folks. Whose program is this anyway ? We all know that the aim
>is to increase the number we serve. Sometimes that isn't always possible. As
>CC of a tropp in the 30 category, I had twoyeaers ago to make the decision
>to 'clean the rolls' of names that had been eld on to for a few years too
>many. Theese young men were costing us money that we needed for program for
>those scouts who elct to stay in the program. We also have a wide range of
>income classifications in our troop. That makes our responsibility to the
>remaining scouts. Not the council's or national's goals of recruitment. We
>get our share each year, but I am not going to hold over numbers to fit some
>admitedly arbitrary goal.
>I have been a commission salesman for 26 years. One of the things I have
>learned is to use the proper product for the proper situation. Let the
>commissions take care of themselves. Sometimes the companies set goals for
>their own reasons that may not coincide with present conditions in the
>field. Scouting is no different. National does a great job of overall
>program, providing us with program guides and personnel to keep it together.
>WE are in the trenches. Let's keep it in perspective.
>(No flame intended)
This is also a no flame intended reply, but I was wondering how you
reregister members that are no longer interested? Isn't that against
national policy? Are you not just supposed to reregister members who are
truly participating? Just thought I'd ask.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City