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  • #16
    If the only reason they couldn't get new scouts was because the one pack died, sorry, it sounds to me like they decided to just give up. Cub Scouts aren't the only source of new recruits.

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    • #17
      Does it strike anyone else odd that they all chose to do their Eagle service project for the same park? One of their parents is the director of the park. Seems like their was a lack of creativity.

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      • #18
        Maybe it was a good thing the troop folded, looks like it pretty much lost it's whole vision of scouting along the way.

        Just too many things that leave a rather unpleasant taste in ones' mouth.

        Stosh

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Sidney Porter View Post
          Does it strike anyone else odd that they all chose to do their Eagle service project for the same park? One of their parents is the director of the park. Seems like their was a lack of creativity.
          Not really. Many of the scouters in our neighborhood are on local park boards. They help parks think "out of the box" and apply for grants and such to develop conservation areas. Some years all of our eagle candidates may choose a project from a single park, and each boys' projects within a park tends to be completely different from the other. Creativity actually increases because the boys are looking to enhance unique aspects of the park.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Sidney Porter View Post
            Does it strike anyone else odd that they all chose to do their Eagle service project for the same park? One of their parents is the director of the park. Seems like their was a lack of creativity.
            More often than not the cause of a dying troop is burnout. They are a great opportunity for adults looking to start a new troop, but they need to contact their district to let them know. Our den of 12 Webelos was looking to start a new boy run troop when district introduced us to the burned out SM of a troop of five scouts. We took over and it grew from 17 to 90 scouts in seven years.

            Barry

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            • #21
              Eagledad, just curios you said you grew a troop from 17 to 90 which is better in your opinion? I've honestly never understood how big troops work. I mean if you think 90 boys that would be 9 patrols of 10 kids each, you only know your fellow patrol members. Or is it not like that?

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