Lynn McKee (Lynn=McKee%NASE%NA=Hou@BANGATE.COMPAQ.COM)
Tue, 19 Apr 1994 11:52:44 CDT
I just finished working as the head scorekeeper at my district's camporee, and I
was wondering how others handle this aspect. The awards vary some at each
camporee, but we always have a Top Patrol in Sr. & Jr. divisions (roughly split
at 1st Class skill levels) and a Top Troop (Small and Large).
The reasons for the multiple classes are to give every patrol/troop a chance,
and encourage new and smaller units to participate. We also typicaly give
awards for the top patrol in each event.
The question comes in how to determine the Top Troop in each catagory? The last
few years, we have added the total points earned by each patrol plus the troop's
campsite inspection score, then divided by the number of patrols. Some have
wanted to move to an "olympic" type scoring where patrols earn points for 1st,
2nd, & 3rd places and the total points would determine the top troop and patrol.
The downside is this would favor troops with more (good) patrols.
In summary, the outstanding discussion topics are:
1. What awards do you give at Camporees?
2. How do/would you determine the "Top Troop"?
3. Should we have a "Top Troop" or is "Top Patrol" more important?
4. What type of scoring systems do you use?
5. (Bonus) How do you score/grade an event? What are the criteria and
Now, everyone into your neutral corners, and let's have a clean discussion!
Eagle Scout '78
Advisor, Post 555 Houston, TX
In charge of scoring, cause I can borrow laptops!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City