Re: Picking Patrols
Philip T. Peverada, M.D. (peverada@MIDCOAST.COM)
Thu, 24 Sep 1998 12:29:53 -0400
I have had the same problem off and on. I encourage the boys to
form patrols among themselves. Each has its own identity and this
seems to work well. I try to give a little guidance to the PL's in
terms of mixing the active boys with the less active and mixing
ages, but overall they live with whatever they come up with. My one
attempt at a New Boy Patrol was a dismal failure. Let them pick
and it will all work out. In the beginning they will all be the same
ages, but the next time you pick (usually in 6 months) they will
Date sent: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 12:09:44 -0700
Send reply to: Kevin Woods <kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU>
From: Kevin Woods <kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU>
Subject: Picking Patrols
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> My apologies if this has been discussed recently.
> I am seeking input on how troops "pick patrols"
> I know that theory says we let the boys pick their own patrols, friends
> will group with friends.
> My concern is that I will end up with 1 patrol of 5 older scouts
> One with 10 and one with 2.
> And I wonder if this could/should be a PLC decision?
> What about picking names out of a hat?
> Thankyou for your responses
> Kevin Woods
> SM Troop 111
> Raymond, NH
Philip Peverada, M.D.
Glen Cove, Maine
Scoutmaster, Troop 203
Owls Head, Maine, USA
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