Not enough Room
The Gillams (a2m5u8gt@COASTALNET.COM)
Thu, 6 Aug 1998 08:06:56 -0400
Last night we had our Scout Committe Meeting and it was brought to the
attention of the committee about the lack of meeting space for the Troop.
Ours is probably a unique situation, being that we have our own building for
Pack and Troop meetings which is a log cabin. This is mostly where all
meetings are held. It is located on school property and not on our charter
organization property. I realize many Troops meet in places like churches
or schools where patrols can break up into groups as the need be. We don't
have this option. The cabin is one room approximately 25' x 37'; give or
take a few. The heating and air is located in the open beamed ceiling so
when in use it makes tons of noise and when you have a room full of people,
well that's another story. Then add tables and chairs to the picture.
In the next few months we should have nine Webelos ( + two new boys that we
know of ) cross-over into the Troop, making a total of about 30-34 Scouts (
3-5 patrols) plus their leaders. It's already being said that meetings are
not as productive as they should be with the lack of space. We are very
proud of our cabin and feel fortunate to have it but we need more room.
Now, it was suggested that maybe the each patrol or combined patrols could
possibly meet on different week nights, three nights a month and then the
fourth one could be a joint meeting of all patrols. Of course, someone said
that is what Cubs do and these were Scouts. But how can we prevent total
chaos within this small space. Then there is the problem of finding a
nights since the Pack dens meet there too.
We need some suggestions on viable options. Is the above situations within
BSA national guidelines?
We are known by the tracks we leave behind.....................Dakota
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City