Re: Rocking Chair Patrol
Merl Whitebook (MAWLAW@AOL.COM)
Sat, 13 Jun 1998 11:25:54 EDT
In a message dated 98-06-13 10:05:09 EDT, you write:
<< Our troop has a Rocking Chair Patrol composed of the ASM's, but it seems to
be just an honorary position. The Patrol doesn't do anything except camp
together on campouts. What should they be doing?
Lois: The rocking chair patrol has the greatest importance of all, (perhaps
equaled only by "plc"). The patrol sets the example. Now it is presumed that
the Troop Committee Chairman, has delegated certain adult advisory roles for
all members of the patrol. And the Scoutmaster has delegated special campout
Aside from this, the precise role of the patrol is to set the example. If the
partol is active, cooking, making special foods, deserts, building pioneering
projects, improving its campsite, going on special hike or orienteering
activities, then the scouts will both duplicated and try to do the same.
Should the adult patrol, sit in chairs, do nothing, take naps and act as if
the experience is boring or that a campout should be used to rest, so will the
The major role of the Rocking Chair Patrol is to get out of those chairs and
set the example! Then let the boys run the program.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City