Re: New Scout Patrols
Russ Jones (CSRTJ@TTUHSC.EDU)
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 09:06:14 -0500
At 05:18 PM 4/5/97 -0500, Jeff Bloom wrote:
>Our Troop overcomes the potential problem [re: of all the new scouts being in
>the same patrol] by doing 2 simple things;  Assigning a senior scout
>[usually of Life rank] as an "Instructor" to each new patrol [this also
>serves the purpose of allowing a leadership post in the Troop for these
>senior scouts - since they can't all be Senior Patrol Leader, etc]; and 
>Assigning an Asst SM to be "in charge" of the new patrols [kind of overseeing
>the "Instructor" scout to make sure things do run ok, & to be available for
>We also have elections every 6 months so that the boys elect a new patrol
>leader on a regular basis - & they all know that their turn will come.
It's always been my understanding that this was the way it is supposed to
be...except the "Instructor" Jeff mentions should be called "Troop Guide".
This is the way we do it, too, and it works very well for us.
Yours in Scouting,
Russ Jones <email@example.com>
Scoutmaster, Troop 575 & National Jamboree Troop 1636
South Plains Council, Lubbock, Texas
Eagle Scout, class of 1965
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