Re: Switching Patrols
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Tue, 5 Mar 1996 11:21:51 EST
I think the patrols ought to be "kept together" just as long as the
BOYS want them kept together, and not one minute less. It's the boys'
decision as to whether they reconstitute a patrol. I would only step
in as a troop committee and break up a patrol if there were violence
involved (and then I'd only remove the 1 or 2 kids that were causing
How can patrols learn to function as a team if they're reconstituted
every six months or a year? Plus, the tradition aspect is great, too.
As patrol flags accumulate ribbons, etc. from their participating in
events, the boys begin to develop pride in being part of a
well-orchestrated, functioning group.
Break up a patrol? No way!!!
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
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