Patrol Leader Benefits
Steve Robinson (0006155173@MCIMAIL.COM)
Tue, 9 Apr 1996 17:21:00 EST
I'm a new SM and was looking for some more ideas from you fellow
scouters out there!
I was looking for some ideas to show that leadership positions (SPL,
PL) DO have their benefits. I think some of my boys feel (at least at
this time) that being the leader only means a bunch of extra work and
lots of boring meetings. I want the other boys to WANT to be in a
leadership position sometime. Maybe if I can get the boys interested
in being a leader, I can get the troop more boy run.
One idea that I had that I discussed with the boys at the PLC meeting
(which they seemed to like) is that the PL's can sleep in a tent by
themselves on campouts. We have our troop's 2-men tents and we usually
have them pair up. (I offered to bring a pizza to this PLC meeting,
and suprisingly they were all there!)
On my visit with another troop, the leadership boys got to eat first
in the serving line. I heard them even comment, "Rank has its
I've got a couple of the boys signed up for JLT this month, and I
think this will help.
How do you folks do it? Hopefully, I'm not too far off base. You
know, a tad too much of that new Scoutmaster enthusiasm!
SM, Troop 1133
(...and a good ol' beaver, too...)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City