Re: patrol life (was: re: camporee scoring)
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Fri, 27 May 1994 21:28:12 -0600
On Fri, 27 May 1994, gregor herrmann wrote:
> > the host troop had a VERY novel idea which worked very well.
> > They asked each troop to provide a roster of boys with ages
> > and ranks. They then created mixed patrols, with boys from
> > every attending troop, trying to balance each one regarding
> > age and rank.
> this sounds horrible to me. it may be a good idea in respect to the
> camporee but as i said before such a competition is a method and not
> an aim. we in austria (esp. in the age group of 10-13) put very much
> emphasis on the patrol (making a group out of them with
> responisbilities and trust, making them work together, ...) so
> splitting a patrol under these circumstances doesn't work in this
> direction au contraire it has the opposite effect.
> gregor herrmann * e-mail email@example.com
Such an event probably should not become a regular ( every month ) type of
thing, but when I was a Bearin', this exact situation showed me ( and all
the other Woodbagers in the class ) a lot about the Patrol. I don't think
an experience of this nature would be detrimental ( with an exception now
and again, of course ).
I used to be a bear....
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City