BP Award questions
David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Sun, 19 Apr 1998 07:29:51 -0400
<< Fri, 17 Apr 1998 11:01:10 jcruse@NEMONET.COM>>
For me this all depends on how the Patrol Time
slot in your troop meeting is utilized. Every
troop is unique with some troops using the troop =
meeting as Hang-Out Time, others using it to
the fullest, others doing everything in between
so it is difficult to make blanket statements.
The SM-Core could and should be using the Patrol Time =
for Troop related activities each meeting, in which =
case the Patrol would have to meet separately to do =
at least the planning required for the BP Award =
activities. Even in this ideal troop a super patrol =
might be able to move swiftly to free up two meeting =
a month or come to the meeting place 30 minutes early.
On the other side if the Troop was a Hang-Out Troop =
A Patrol, due to its scouts or parents, like a tail
wagging a dog, could have obvious meetings to complete =
all that BP Award stuff including calling a PLC.
In the best case I read the intent as the Patrol =
for the Patrol's Identity, Pride, and Members
The Patrol as a strong part of the Troop.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council=
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City