Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Feeding your Troop
Feeding your Troop
Wed, 8 Sep 1999 11:33:27 -0500
Just with any living thing if you do not feed it, soon it will die. The
goes for a BSA Troop, you need a feeder Pack to supply an endless supply of
new scouts. I have seen many, many units fail because they do not have a
feeder Pack. Yes, demographics change and that is also a reason for Troops
dieing out but the main reason is the lack of new scouts.
About a month ago I had a Scoutmaster bragging that he had a 100% OA Troop,
that troop will not be around in another 2 years if they do not get some new
scouts in it.
Troops are going to loose scouts and their is not a whole lot that can be
done about that, if the Troop has a good program and is active that is about
all that you can do.