Re: Patrol food purchasing
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 18:10:37 -0600
At 06:41 PM 9/25/96 Rusty wrote:
>We've got two eleven year olds (patrol leaders) going to the store this
>week. They will be going with two of the troop leaders.... I understand
>that these two young men will be given the money collected from their
>patrol, and told to shop. Seeing as how these two have never been shopping
>for a group before, I expect that they will be uncomfortable, unfamiliar
>with what to do, and somewhat scared. The leaders are going to check their
>basket before they check out, and give them guidance by asking
Also from the perspective of a young Troop, we eased our guys into it.
A year ago, our Troop was, much like yours, 7 new Scouts and one Second
Class Senior Patrol Leader. The first camp out, we held our Troop meeting
for the week at the grocery store. All 8 boys and the leaders did the
shopping together, it was quite a site. The next time, we had the boys make
a list of what they needed and the Patrol Leader and SPL did the shopping.
They were only allowed to purchase what was on the list. The third campout
the list included things like: bread for the french toast, butter, syrup,
etc. The last campout we went on the boys took care of everything
themselves...the only help they received was from the mother who drove them
to the store and her only suggestion was that they look at the Turkey Ham,
instead of the whole, bone-in ham they had selected (Much less expensive).
This process worked out well and the boys have learned to plan their meals
and do their own shopping.
Jim Peterson /\
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Advancement Chair, Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin ~''~
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