Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Troop size
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 08:57:39 -0600
A few years back (well, perhaps more than a few) I heard of a study that had
been done on the sizes of Troops. As I remember it stated that Troops
tended to stay about the size the Scoutmaster felt comfortable with (either
consciously or unconsciously). If the Troop got a large influx of new boys
within a year or so they'd be back to the old level.
Anyone else remember this. And more to the point, how does a SM fight these
"unconscious tendancies" towards a certain sized Troop?
We have maintained a fairly constant size through the years , it looks as if
we'll be getting a fairly large group of Webelos in this spring, and I would
like the Troop to be a bit larger (at least consciously). Any advice?
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(920) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
Scoutmaster, Troop 736