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Re: [at-l] Scouting and Growing Spirit in a Young Boy--Need a White Blaze

If you decide to take a boy to a Scout Troop, you should check out at least
three, if not all Troops within what ever distance you care to drive.
Indeed quality of the Troop, and training, experience, style, and priorities
of the leaders varies from Troop to Troop.  This depends on the time and
energy the primary leaders can afford, the size & activeness of the Troop
Committee, and the effectiveness of the District Committee, which is
comprised of volunteers, who, among other things,  organize and conduct
training for unit leaders.
My Troop has been to the AT three times in the last three years- most
recently, at the end of June, a handful of us hiked the Connecticut Section,
replicating a trip taken by one of my Assistant Scoutmasters when he was a

Scoutmaster, Troop 196
Milford, CT

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