Re: Teaching the Patrol Method
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Sat, 6 Apr 1996 07:50:33 -0600
>Has anybody developed an in-troop program for teaching the patrol
I would start with the boy leaders in your Troop. Have you tried the jr.
leader training program (sorry--don't have the correct title here at work)
It came out about 4 or 5 years ago and has a pretty good video & manual.
Check with other Scouters in your area or your District or Council. If you
have a small Troop go through it with the whole Troop, not just the leaders.
The next step is a District or Council training course for jr. leaders. Our
District used to run a one-day course (alas, no longer) and the Council runs
a great week-long JLT every summer. If the Troop has any spare cash at all
it is well worth it to pay for all or part of the cost of these courses.
>We would like to implement the concepts in a tangible way such as role
>playing, demonstration, and/or skits.
Have YOU taken any leader training? Talk to someone on your District
training staff. They may let you borrow the manual. There are some games,
etc in the book that may help. Or get yourself on training staff. Every
course I have helped staff I think I've learned as much or more as I've taught.
Mark W. Arend
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