Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Troop size
Re: Troop size
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 11:27:33 -0500
Mark Arend wrote:
> 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.
I don't know about a study, but my experience is clearly the same as
your memory. Please don't drop a bunch of new boys into a "saturated"
It's just like throwing them away.
The other major factor is meeting room size; no unit-Pack or Troop, can
grow bigger than their meeting space. If growth is the goal, make sure
there is room enough.