Re: New Scout Patrol
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Wed, 13 Oct 1993 13:25:00 MST
Many moons (or I should say many earth rotations around the sun) ago before
the new scout patrol the troop I grew up in did the following:
Once a year the scoutmaster passed out a survey about places to go camping
and who you wanted to be in a patrol with. The patrols were then
re-organized (I do not know who did this, but today I would get the TLC
One of the reasons he did this was the troop was some 60 scouts big and
there was turnover. Patrols would drop to 2 scouts (which is silly in a
troop of 60).
In the re-organization, not all scouts got their first choices, but it
seemed to work well. The best time to do this of course is Fall as the
program gets off to a good start. You will find most scouts will stay in
their existing patrols if you do this.
Hope this gives you some ideas.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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