Small councils don’t have the same efficiencies and economies of scale as larger councils.
- Both Mohegan and Nashua Valley Councils have flat or slightly positive membership trends; neither council is yet serving as many young people as each could.
- While generally solvent, neither council excels at fundraising. This limits resources available for innovative programs and unit support.
- Each council has few full-time employees. As a result they are forced to make tradeoffs between recruiting, fundraising, program development, and unit support.
As a single council, we can devote more resources to unit support, membership growth, and program development.