I crossed voer to a troop in Feb 05 when my son crossed. I got two nights at the Spring '05 Camporee, 6 nights at summer camp (as the SM in charge), two more nights in a dual Troop/Crew outing. Then I left for New Orleans and Katrina for a year.
I came back to a troop (focused only on Crew stuff after Katrina and our move to the Penn's Woods Council) in the Fall of '08. I only have one night with them unless you count two nights in a cabin for winter camp. We have not gone out mch (but that is not my choice - the boys have not planned time on the woods).
So I have a grand total of 11 nights in a tent when out with a Troop. I need at least nine more total but I am guessing that it would be better if all 20 nights camping be with the same troop.
As to the District/Council using a recomendation for me, like I said, I have yet to be blessed with membership. And I am not officailly on the Council or District Committee, however, I am actively serving as the VOA Advisor but that is a Venturing thing and not a Boy Scout thing.
So whenever someone asks me about OA here, I say "I have yet to be blessed with membership."
I totally believe in the OA (from what I have been allowed to know) and would welcome the chance to provide even more help to the boys that are members.
No Longer a Registered Scouter