Re: Camporee event scoring
gregor herrmann (Gregor.Herrmann@UIBK.AC.AT)
Thu, 26 May 1994 11:23:46 +0200
> Another issue, and the reason one of Troop 84's patrols had 9 boys, is that
> I did not think it would be fair for my Venture patrol of older scouts (4
> sixteen year old Eagles) to compete against younger and less experienced
> patrols. Therefore, I made the Venture scouts part of the least
> experienced patrol from our troop. It was my hope that this would balance
> out the patrol with regard to every other troop's patrols. As it turned
> out, this was our second biggest mistake
why should this be a mistake? i guess that a camporee is just a
method to reach certain aims (social learning in the patrol working
together learn how to win and lose etc.) and it's not an pedagogival
aim in itself to win some trophy.
> because the patrol which won first
> place in every event was a patrol "loaded" with older/stronger scouts.
> BTW, one of the assistant SMs from this troop assured me that they would
> balance their patrols.
> I'm not asking for an electronic vote on which scoring method is best or
> what I should do. But I would like to hear how other districts handle
> similar competitions and how they justify their scoring method(s).
just got an idea: what about involving the kids in the decision? you
could let them prepare some events and give points you could let them
evaluate themselves and/or others ... (okay this is not a detailed
proposal but maybe you can work it out.)
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