Limiting Troop Size
David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:32:00 -0500
<<Sat, 31 Jan 1998 05:27:01 Jeff or Debby Stowers <stowers@ALTINET.NET>>
Debby are you sure your name isn't Samantha,
Better be careful with your troop's magic and start
slapping those boys and girls along side the head =
for causing such a success problem.
Can you bottle, cork, and sell this kind of success?
I know a fellow female Scout-L'r (daughter of a DE)
named Beth around the Hellertown, PA area that will =
definitely want to consider this kind of success juice.
I read everyone else's reply as of this AM's Digest
and I agree, and disagree at the same time.
Call up your DE and your DC and tell them it's time
to start another troop someplace and NOW. Don't quibble
with them and call the SE, or CP if needed. Hopefully you
can create some great bonds with your 1st sibling troop =
that will carry all of you and maybe a 2nd sibling =
forward. Each will have it's own Chartering Org, =
Committee, CC, SM, SPL, PLC etc. Find a way to have a =
key leader bond so that even though you are separate =
units you are still together in spirit. Going on =
Outings or Camporees almost as if one unit.
Your Unit Commissioner (hee hee hee) can be shared)
Some troops in that grande Texas area I love have =
Troop:X-A, and Troop X-B, and Troop X-C, etc. i.e. =
still the same troop yet with 400 members. It is
an alternative although I don't like it IMHO.
Alan Smith, the British reclusive free enterprise =
scholar is at work here, at least in my mind, as to =
small and manageable with leaders in touch as being =
better than big and leaders who can't touch the bottom.
Do Not Exclude in "Your" Successful Situation.
Find a Way to GROW, INCLUDE with Dignity, and =
create Parallel Leadership of sister troops
is the Best of Alternatives IMHO.
Learn to Share your leaders so all your sister
troops grow and help growing boy scouts.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council=
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