Michael N. Kazarinoff (mnk1@CORNELL.EDU)
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 07:26:29 -0500
Our Pack needs advise ASAP!! Our Wolf den has 13 boys in it, almost all
are good friends, and no major behavior problems. As Den Leader Coach, I
assumed that we needed to split them and began to recruit a new DL and ADL.
But now the four leaders (the two original ones and the two new ones)
aren't sure that they want to split- they see advantages in a big group of
friends guided by all four active leaders, as well as advantages of two
smaller groups where the boys get more personal attention, with two leaders
for each group. I told them the BSA, based on years of experience,
recommends 6-8 boys per den, but there are no hard and fast rules.
Has anyone run a group of 13 Wolves? We need to find a big enough space-
they plan to run activities in stations, round-robin style. I'll be helping
them to make a decision and I told them I'd ask around to see if anyone
else has experience one way or the other.
Yours In Scouting,
Den Leader Coach in Baden-Powell Council,
Ithaca, NY and
"I used to be an Antelope in NE-CS-52.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City