Re: Patrol Method @ Summer Camp
Ted Sarah (TSarah@AOL.COM)
Fri, 23 Jun 1995 20:01:38 -0400
In a message dated 95-06-23 17:32:41 EDT, you write:
>IMO, the time spent cooking and cleaning at summer camp is
>Those skills are better taught on weekend campouts when it doesn't interfere
>with activities only available at summer camp whether the activities be
>badges, craftwork, marksmanship, or whatever else. Perhaps once or twice
>during the week I could see it, but not every day.
I 100% disagree with you. The boys learn to work together as a patrol and
have a good time doing it. It's not counter productive in any way. Those
boys who we took to Philmont who worked the patrol method at Summer Camp
worked together like no other. They were able to get the things done in a
shorter time and with less hassel than the boys we took who did not use
patrol methods at Summer Camp. The boys had more time in camp to work on
merit badges, because only one or two boys were occupied at a time either
cooking, doing fire & water or cleanup. They enjoyed themselfs to no end.
In fact most evenings Summer Camp staff came to eat with the troop.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City