Re: merging packs
Murphy Peter (MurphyP@TCE.COM)
Tue, 21 Jul 1998 16:19:00 -0500
To expand on what Steven Tyler wrote,
*IF* the packs are serving a very small percentage of available youth,
then they should NOT merge because the problem lies in the program
within the packs. The program is what needs to be corrected. As far as
a lack of parental support - all kinds of units in all kinds of
have been successful in getting parental support. Letting the parents
the hook by merging is not the solution.
Merge units only if the population of available boys falls to where it
cannot support the existing number of units. Otherwise, correct the
problems within the units and grow them back up.
And don't forget the situation of a single unit being small in a town
with a number of large units. That usually indicates that parents and
boys have voted with their feet and that a better program or a new
unit leader is needed in the small unit.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City