Don Tolin (dont@TRIB.COM)
Mon, 21 Aug 1995 11:10:55 -0600
Just returned from our week long Wood Badge W5-638-95 at Camp Buffalo Bill,
Wyoming. The first one in the Central Wyoming Council for as long as anyone
can remember. The Staff was GREAT! The Patrol method is obviously the way to
go! Our troop is very fortunate, as we now have 4 Woodbadge Trained adults
(SM, ASM, 2-MC), as a result of this Wood Badge course.
However, would like some feedback from others on how you handle your patrols
in the Troop. About two months ago after our Troop elections, our Troop
realigned our patrols, in order to equalize the number of active boys in
each. We all now realize that we should not have changed the patrol members
from the patrols they were originally in. We are not sure if we should
change it back to the original patrols or leave it as we now have had it for
the past two months.
Also, in our change, we set up two active patrols with 8-10 boys in each,
with about 3-4 inactive (at least during these summer months). We put the
SPL, and the 2 ASPL's in a separate patrol together with 1 active JASM, and
about 5 older boys who are JASM but not now really active in Troop
Activities (They are involved with a seperate explorer post and OA).
Has anyone else tried this method out? What have been the results? Any
Thanx for your responses.
Don Tolin, Casper, Wyoming, USA
ASM, Troop 60, Riverbend District,
Central Wyoming Council, BSA
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