Re: Patrol Method @ Summer Camp
Daniel W Brown (dabrown2@VT.EDU)
Sat, 24 Jun 1995 12:29:45 +0600
I'm afraid I have to disagree with Paul regarding patrol cooking at camp.
Whether it is counter-productive depends on your goals.
It is true that advancement takes a hit at patrol cooking camps. The cost
is one merit badge per boy/week on average by my observation. I think that
the teamwork required to produce 20+ meals in a week is equally important.
That is about a third of the meals a patrol will cook in a year.
I don"t disagree that dining hall camps are easier on both the scouts and
the leaders, but I do find it difficult to find much use for the patrol
method when the camp is geared almost entirely for individual participation
between revielle and taps. I've done it both ways over a dozen times and I
agree that there are tradeoffs, but I prefer patrol cooking camps.
I used to be a fox
Dan Brown ASM Troop 56 Blacksburg VA
New River District, Blue Ridge Mountains Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City