Re: "So, NOW we have to meet this figure. How?"
Ronald Oakes (oakes@CIG.MOT.COM)
Wed, 11 Dec 1996 13:51:20 -0600
On Mon, 2 Dec 1996, Jim McMaster wrote:
> Mike...I have a problem with this thinking. I will have no problem with this
> requirement for a few years. I rechartered with three scouts last March, and
> am currently at eight. I am recruiting as hard as I can among local packs,
> and the scouts are recruiting their friends. I hope to be around 15-16 next
> year, and eventually grow to 25-30.
> At that point, I will need to stop recruiting so hard. I will never turn a
> boy away, but I don't want to have too big a troop. Our meeting hall will
> hold about 30 boys, maximum. Once I get there, growth has to stop, no matter
> what national or the council says.
If I remember correctly, from the Commissioner's meeting I was at a week
ago, the requirement for quality unit is to recharater with AT LEAST as
many scouts as you did the previous charter year.
Therefore, if your unit rechartered with 15 scouts last year, you need to
recharter with at least 15 scouts this year. This is true even if you
had a peak membership of 20 scouts, but several have dropped out.
>From what I have seen, a Troop with a good program, and some stability
will eventually stablize. Some years they may be down a scout or two,
and some years they may be up. As long as the numbers are fairly steady,
you have a good troop. With the current refinement in the quality unit
requirements, you may miss quality unit if you loose more scouts than you
gain. But if that is the only thing you are missing, and the program is
still going, I wouldn't worry too much. Now, if you are down for two
year, or are way down, then I'd begin to worry.
Ronald B. Oakes
Unit Commissioner, Roundtable Staff
Signal Hill District, Northwest Suburban Council
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