Building a troop
Fred Osgood (fosgood@CI.PHOENIX.AZ.US)
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 14:26:57 -0700
Last night at an Eagle board I asked the candidate "If you had the
problem of building a troop, what would be an effective strategy?" I
wanted to see if he realized the impact that a decision of his a few
years ago had had.
I had met a Cubmaster visiting our meeting and he asked if I could
find him a Den Chief. At a SM conference f few minutes later I asked
the candidate if he had considered being a Den Chief. I told him that
since he was Catholic (our troop is at a Methodist Church) and a
Catholic pack was looking he might be a good match. He accepted.
After some prompting he said he had brought over the eight boys he
was DC for. I asked the Scoutmaster who was observing if he could
shed some light on this. He said that due to Joey's service there are
now 44 of the 79 boys in our troop from that pack. Joey had convinced
other dens to ask for DC help and of course when it was time to move
up ... . Joey was astounded! So were other members of the BOR.
... He passed.
ASM, T853, St. Matthew UMC
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