The organization that I belong to has just started a girl Troop in December. Against our wishes, we were forced to change the 1 to 9 on the unit number for the girl Troop.
It is my understanding that they can be linked with the same number, but our Council chose to go a different route.
To satisfy us, we were informed that it would be okay to still use the organization number that belongs to our Pack and boy Troop on the uniform and branded Class B materials. So we did just that.
Now we are being told that we must stop doing so and represent the 9 instead of the 1 because our Council doesn’t want any confusion that they are one unit (boys and girls) because of the sex abuse litigation.
We spent a lot of money on materials and the girls feel as if they belong to our larger organization. We feel that the change will take that away from them. Not to mention that National policy is to have them linked.