My Troop was contacted via email by a woman’s group at a local Church for service. I’ve got Scouts who need service hours and this is something that we would normally do for our own chartering Church. What concerns me is this Church charters a fairly active Troop itself. I replied to her email that this was indeed something our Scouts do, but they charter a Troop that probably needs service hours themselves. I also went on to say that I didn’t want to step on any toes by showing up at this Troops meeting place when they were never offered the opportunity.
Her reply was she would take Scouts from both Troops and that I should coordinate with the other Scoutmaster. Additionally her original email said she was a District Executive “back home,” so she should know how Chartering and Troops work. This whole thing strikes me as weird
I attempted to contact the other Troop, but their “Be a Scout” information has no email or phone number. I sent an email to who I think is the Scoutmaster and haven’t back in the last week.
I’m of the mind to decline. We have our own duties to our Charter as well as our own community events we support. This group has their own Troop, and I’ve made every attempt to contact them. Our Unit Commissioner does not cover their Troop, and last I heard, they didn’t have a UC.