Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Scout led
Sun, 12 Dec 1999 10:59:48 -0600
(Maj.) Mike Walton pointed out the success of a Louisville Troop and his
own past success in Scout led. In weaving this thread together with
some other threads discussed on this list in the past few months, I'd
like to learn more about the practices of these Scout led Troops and
hear the wisdom of the list on the following questions:
1. Is it important to have the leadership of Scouts 14 and older in
such a program?
2. How many Scoutmasters, ASM's and Committee Chairs would feel
comfortable with Scouts meeting outside their immediate presence as
described by Mike? I suppose this would include the new Scout Patrols
being sans adults but with the leadership of a Troop Guide(s).
3. Is it easier to have a Scout led program if a Troop maintains an
active Den Chief program?
4. Do the Scouts in the Louisville Troop (and other successful Scout
led Troops) actively and individually participate in activities outside
of Scouting, e.g. athletics, church groups and service volunteerism?
5. Do the Scouts take ownership of fundraising efforts or are these
efforts in the domain of adults?
6. Is anyone aware of a Scout led Troop in an economically depressed,
inner city area?
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