Re: merging packs
Sat, 18 Jul 1998 01:07:14 -0400
Linda Markley wrote:
> Does anyone know if councils don't like if packs in the same community merge?
Professionals are judged by the numbers of Units they have, growth is
virtually manditory for promotion at the lower levels. Your DE will
have a mild heart attack if you merge.
For the most part, the actual decision to merge needs to be based on
1) How many youth are there available in the area? (TAY)
This is the available boys, grades 1,2,3,4,5. Include public
and private, as long as the private youth will be given the
2) How many youth are in each unit? (Cubs)
3) What is the saturation level for Cub Scouting in the area?
(TAY divided by Cub Scouts)
I like to break it into grades.
The overall national average is somewhere around 20%, although that
varies widely from place to place.
Cubs aren't that hard (generally) to reorganize, so my immediate thought
is to rebuild both with good school night programs. When Units merge,
you don't always get all the people to help. Some will run and hide,
leaving the same problems with more kids.
E-mail me privately with some specifics and I'll be able to help more.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City