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SuzyBullett

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  1. new and frustrated

    After many phone calls, talking and talking and talking... We are officially a troop. We got 3 more boys to fill out applications. District got back to us late last week and said all the paperwork is in, it is processed and now to move forward.
  2. new and frustrated

    Second Class We have everything but our 5 boys. So no we are not a troop yet. Someone summed it up best is that I was under the false impression that the district was in the business of supporting new troops to get going. They only want the troops when they are have the 5 boys. My frustration lies in that the district is inept at keeping us apprised as to how things work. The DE told us in May she would fast track the SM application thru the steps. Now end of June, we are told that cannot happen until we have the 5 boys. Had she told us in May, our efforts to get some boys during the first week of summer would have our priority. Therein lies my frustration. We did check out some other troops, they are options, however the boys wanted to stay local. Reconceilation is not an option. I do not want to go in to the details why at this point. Commitment is long term. I have another boy who may be a boy scout in a few years. I fully expect that if we do not get our charter sooner, we will have in Feburary when the pack crosses over.
  3. new and frustrated

    Moose Tracker I just found another council that does have a provisional camp. Now to see if they have space. I am amazed the district did not suggest this as an option to us. I wonder if they even knew about it. Thank you so much for the idea.
  4. new and frustrated

    Yes there were real issues. I am working hard at moving on from it, so I am not going to go into it as it just makes the anger and pain fresh again. Someday I will share but airing dirty laundry does not help anything. 5 boys to start a troop is what BSA requires. We can't be a troop until we have the 5 boys, we can't submit paperwork for a tour plan until we have 5 boys so we can't go to camp. We had already arranged to pair up with a local troop to get our 2 deep leadership. Only the SM is available to go to camp the week we selected. The ASM is in Africa for that week. Only now did district tell us that oh you need the 5 boys first. All along since May we were told no problem, just get your 2 deep leadership, pay your money. Provisional camping would have met our needs nicely I think but that wasn't offered as an option to us when we started this process. I will call some other councils locally to see if they offer provisional camping. The reason we have so many leaders is 2 parents for each of the boys and the former treasurer of the pack number we are reactivating. We do not want to run a troop with just the 2 boys, it has been hard to recruit during summer. There is a pack that has a good sized weblo den that many of the boys will cross over to the new troop. But that doesnt happen until Feb/March.
  5. new and frustrated

    My family and another family are in the processes of starting a new boy scout troop. We left the other local troop under less than favorable circumstances. The council even was stunned at the series of events that transpired and agreed what they did was not ok but cannot change the past. But regardless, we are embarking on a journey to make a troop that does behave in a scout like manner. However, I am just feeling like our district and CEO are less than helpful. We have a committee of 5, we have 2 boys, a scoutmaster and an ASM, and a charter group and charter rep. The problem lies in the 2 boys. We were told in May, that we could register our SM and ASM and go to camp. Well now 3 weeks before camp we learn we no we can't register the SM or ASM until we have the 5 boys. My son and his friend are missing boy scouts. We want to get this to work but am so tired of the hoops that are thrown up at the last moment.
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