scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: 21 Scouts...
Ted Burton (scouter@CONSULTBURTON.COM
Wed Nov 17 1999 - 08:29:12 CST
At 17:52 -0500 on 11/16/99, Cheryl Singhal spake about Re: 21 Scouts... thus:
>On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Terry Cook wrote:
> > AVERAGE size of the Troops was 21 boys, hence 21 Scouts is the
>If that's what Irving concluded, someone down there needs to drop
>by a public library and pick up a dictionary.
National Jamboree Troops have so long as I have been alert to such
things made up of 36 boys: 4 patrols of 8 boys, plus 4
supernumeraries (SPL, ASPL, Quartermaster, Scribe). I would expect
that if optimal were 21, then such Jamboree troops would have 21
(which does not square with 8 per patrol plus four supernumeraries,
which would be two patrols (20 scouts), three patrols (28 scouts) ...
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