Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: New Boy Patrols - Yes or No ???
Re: New Boy Patrols - Yes or No ???
The Hammons family
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 20:21:59 -0800
I would make a suggestion to Robert Haar. Don't do instead ofs, us in
addition tos. WE use the new SCOUT patrol very effectively. Each patrol
has an ASM assingned as well as a "Patrol Parent". Each Patrol has a
Troop Guide. The boys advance to First Class and then transfer to a
permanent patrol. The patrol leader is elected every 3 months instead of
six to spread the experience. The pevious two years, we have had one new
Scout patrol. This year we have three. Nothing works like success. By
the way part of the purpose of New Scout Patrols is to wean the new
parents off of Adult led. For us It has worked but it took some labor on
our parts. C'est le Hard Way.
Immediate Past Scoutmaster
Verdugo Hills Council