scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: limiting troop membership
Thu Aug 31 2000 - 07:58:54 CDT
Out troop has been succesfull recruiting over the last several years. Now we
have 62 active scouts and have the prospect of possibly having 30 boys
wanting to join in the Spring.
Does anyone have any succesfull stories of how to pick and chose or limit the
number of boys you take?
I couldn't begin to think of a rationale for limiting access to a good Scout
program. What kind of message do you give-- about yourselves, ablout your
chartering org, about Scouting-- the boys who "aren't good enough" to be in
If your troop is too big, or is projected to be too big, to provide a quality
program, there is nothing in the world stopping you from splitting it into
two troops-- you already have the parents, the SA's, etc., and the chartering
org can sponsor two troops of 40 as easily as one troop of 80. Don't reject
this out of hand; give it some serious thought, as in, "How could we do this,
make it happen?"
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Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
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