Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: CHARTERING ORGANIZATION
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 15:12:19 -0500
Glenn, this sounds like a great opportunity--assuming the chartered
organization is a good one you want to be associated with. Set up a meeting
with the new head of the organization. Bring along your SPL and an Eagle.
Bring the IH up to speed on what the Troop has been doing--what the
chartered organization has made possible by their sponsorship of the Troop.
Talk about how you'd like to have closer ties, and suggest a service project
or two that the Troop could do for the CO. Talk about how the Troop's goals
parallel those of the CO. The CO probably has some kind of board or
executive committee, or perhaps a full membership meeting. Ask to make a
presentation there, also, so everyone that matters in the organization will
know who you are and what you do. If the organization has some kind of
newsletter, ask for a little space in each issue to tell what THEIR Troop
has been up to. Hold a joint picnic or other outing. Of course, you should
have a Chartered Organization Representative--a liaison with the CO--someone
to keep you advised of what the CO is doing and keep them advised of what
you are doing.
Once you get friendly, you can start to hit them up for resources. Not
necessarily money, but merit badge counselors, adults for outings, whatever.
If they have facilities or equipment you could put to use, try to do so, and
encourage them to stop in and visit.
In short, get to know the chartered organization you've already got before
you look for a different one. You might be surprised at how glad they are
to have you.