Re: Troop Guide
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU)
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 12:16:35 +0100
>Anyone out there who can inform me what the function of the Troop Guide is.
My guess is that everyone out here has a different method for employing the
Troop Guide. I'll give you a synopsis of how it works in our troop:
When we take in new scouts we assign two troop guides to each new scout
patrol. One guide is assigned as Troop Guide for Leadership and one for
Troop Guide for Quartermastering.
These two guides fulfill the patrol position of Patrol Leader and Patrol
Quartermaster for the first three months that the new scouts are in the
The Leadership guide acts as patrol leader BUT makes leadership task
assignments to new boys throughtout the three months. By the end of the
three months, the scouts in the patrol have a better idea, through
observation, who might be a good patrol leader.
The Quartermastering guide acts as Patrol Quartermaster BUT makes
quartermastering assignments to new scouts during that three months.
At the end of three months, the new scout patrols hold patrol elections.
By that time, leaders emerge and they kinda know each other.
The guides stay with the new scout patrols for six months acting much like
a "big brother". This method works great for us. Others will have other
equally good suggestions.
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