Limits of List of scouting troops and service unitsEdit

I'm a little confused as to the limits of List of scouting troops and service units. Is this list designed to include every BSA Troop, GSUSA Troop (and other Scouting like Organizations)? The National Capital Area Council of BSA (Washington DC area) has over 700 troops (just Troops, not counting Packs, Explorer Posts etc.) and is one of over 100 Councils nationwide.Naraht (talk) 13:47, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

You're correct: many regions have similar numbers. Ideally, I'd like to see it as a comprehensive list (or appropriately subdivided into sub-lists), but at the very least contain the councils and major troops, service units, and posts.
The impetus for the page was twofold, first the high-level nature of the other articles and secondly a lack of resources identifying units not merely at the local level, but regional as well. A reader should be able to look up basic information on Council 100 or the location of Troop 222.
I welcome more thought and direction of the topic. --Unicorn Tapestry {say} 19:44, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
There seems to be a gulf here that I see this article falling into. A list that would contain all of the BSA Troops (limiting myself here) would probably 4000-5000 rows long and pretty much impossible to maintain without direct access to BSA records (Far East Council has a complete public list, but it is a small odd council) in order to regenerate the list electronically. OTOH, a list of notable troops would be *considerably* smaller than the one that you have now.20:33, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
I could see something like you suggest– councils and notable troops. I'm open to suggestions. How do we get there from here?
--Unicorn Tapestry {say} 23:29, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm just not sure there are that many that have their own articles, the only one that comes up when I start typing Troop is Troop 1500, which is actually about a movie about a Girl Scout Troop formed for Girls whose Mothers are in Prison. So that is probably too small, which is why I though there might be too large of a gulf...Naraht (talk) 00:04, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps the starting point should be councils. It would be a lot easier if Boy Scout and Girl Scout insiders with data at their fingertips could manage the article.
--Unicorn Tapestry {say} 00:44, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Confused by your statement. Does that mean that there should be wikipedia pages for the Boy Scout and Girl Scouts councils, there are a number of them or is it that there should be an article for all of the Boy Scout Packs/Troops/etc. in National Capital Area Council and one article for the Minuteman Council, etc.Naraht (talk) 16:44, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
A directory of all Scouting units (be it one single country or worldwide) is clearly out of the scope of Wikipedia; pls read WP:NOTDIR. I put the list up for deletion. --jergen (talk) 12:14, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi UnicornTapestry, I'm glad you created the list-article. As you've seen, i came across the AFD and have commented there, and have been revising the list-article with others to focus on just the more notable Scouting units. In this form, I am hopeful it will now be kept, and it will be a lasting contribution to Scouting participants who are interested. Thanks again!

hey is this and others in its series the inspiration for your username?

At the AFD, I commented that you could choose to use strikeout sometimes rather than deleting a comment made. When I change my own mind in an AFD, and change my vote, i usually keep my comments but change the upfront vote, ending up with something like:

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But i decided I hate it. --doncram 9/23
Now i like it. -- doncram 9/24.

I happen to be participating in a lot of AFDs these days, especially for AFDs on organizations or places, usually arguing for Keeping them, with modifications if necessary. I am really glad to see different new creations, and want to cooperate with people contributing them, like you, to help Wikipedia grow. Keep up the good work! cheers, --doncram 15:49, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of List of scouting troops and service units for deletionEdit


A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of scouting troops and service units is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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