Re: Limiting Troop Size
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Tue, 3 Feb 1998 13:01:04 -0600
Over the years, I've found a few units that wanted to limit their size.
Generally, when they did, they ended up losing membership because friends
couldn't join their friend's troop.
On the other hand, a couple decided to not limit membership. They ended
up losing members also because the troop was too big for the scouts to
have fun as a group. One unit didn't really have enough adult leadership
(very weak committee with SM and ASMs doing everything), and the other
simply didn't have enough space for meetings.
One troop through about limiting membership but didn't. Instead, they
worked with other units in the community to find homes for scouts that
wanted to join. If a boy really wanted to join the troop, he could and
many did. But, the troop was great about helping scouts find a unit that
could bettr meet their needs. In the end, I think everyone gained.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City