New Boy Patrol
Lew Bowling (LBOWLING@UKCC.UKY.EDU)
Wed, 9 Feb 1994 13:02:33 EST
I knew I forgot something when writing the last message. There's another
kind of trade-off with the NBP concept--ownership vs. tradition. There
are benefits with a group of boys coming into the troop together, forming
their own patrol, picking a name, yell, flag, etc. On the other hand,
this eliminates the benefits of a patrol with an ongoing tradition--handing
down a distinguished name with accumulated equipment, regalia, and memories.
Even if you keep a name, a NBP is exactly that--new. They're just not the
good old Flying Buffalos that have been around for 20 years and have all the
mistique that goes along with a venerable institution. I will admit, though,
there is something in the opportunity to build something from scratch.
Maybe it's six of one and half-a-dozen of the other.
Lew Bowling, ASM
T-21, Lex., KY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City