Re: New Scout Patrols
Gary Sherwin (sherwin@SUNSHINE.PGH.WEC.COM)
Tue, 11 Apr 1995 08:55:43 EDT
Lew Bowling wrote:
> There are some advantageges of the New Scout Patrols, but how about patrol
> competitions between a patrol of 15-year-old Lifes and Eagles against a
> patrol of 11-year-old Scouts and Tenderfeet? Just curious?
Sometimes, the experienced patrols loose badly. New Scouts have a great deal
of energy if not skill to throw at a problem. Sometimes, they have both, like
when they have just finished reading a section of the handbook or completed a
class. The older scouts are thus challenged to retain and build their skills,
rather than be shown-up by a bunch of Scouts in the Shark Patrol. To
paraphrase the old Bear story, Sometimes they eat the shark, sometimes the
shark eats them! All are better for the meal.
I used to be an Eagle NE-V-19-20
Eagle Scout Class of 1967
Vigil-Wagion Lodge 6
(Mr.) Gary W. Sherwin SM
Troop 461 Yukon, Pa.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City