Re: New Scout Patrol/Experienced Scout Patrol
Scott Drown (scottdd@HALCYON.COM)
Wed, 28 Feb 1996 19:48:33 -0800
When I joined my current Troop about 5 years ago we were a small troop -
about 7 Scouts in one patrol, the Orcas, who had been in the same den
together. One of the things these Scouts shared was a common identity and
teamwork. They were an example to other Scouts entering the program and
proc=ved to be a nucleus of a Troop that is now at 34 Scouts.
Out of this group of 7, 6 became Eagle Scouts and some still come back from
college and help out the Troop. The still hike togethor, camp togethor and
spend time together becasue of their time in Scotuing and they credit their
success in becoming Eagles to the comraderie and spirit they had. They
were infamous in winning the District Camporees and best patrol.
Break up a winning group? Take away what the Scouts are interested in and
the Scouts they want to hike and be with? Why? If the Scouts themselves
want to move, then let them. The Troop Committee needs to stay out of the
progarm where it belongs. Leave the Troop to the PLC and the Scoutmaster
where it belongs!
Thats my soap box.
SM Troop 39, Maltby
Mt. Baker Council, Everett Wa.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City