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
Mon, 1 Feb 1999 10:00:38 -0800
We have already experienced that problem. We have found that you put
them initially with the new Scout patrol(s), They work harder to get
into one of the permanent patrols. BTW, using a more Scout-Friendly
terminology also helps. New Scout is much more acceptable than New Boy.
Permanent also sits better with both parents and boys than Older Scout.
If they have a problem with being with the "little kids", they can be
moved to a permanent patrol after they have had a chance to prove
themselves. Also out New Scout patrols have patrol names just like the