Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Scouting's Military Traditions
Re: Scouting's Military Traditions
Sat, 3 Apr 1999 21:56:26 -0500
Uh, gee, then part of the original got lost on my copy! I don't find an
O ... and I thought it was 6 who bowed to 2 and 3 who picked up the
return on 7 ...
On Sat, 3 Apr 1999, Jim Moss wrote:
> So on HO, #1 circles right and meets #6 who is fading back to dosido with
> #4. ON the second Ho #5 bows to #2 who drop kicks #7 after staking the
> third tent.
> Am I getting this right.
> Yours in Scouting
> Jim Moss
> 12340 W. Alameda Pkwy., Lakewood, CO 80228-2841
> Eagle Class of 69, Vigil, Denver Area Council
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@listserv.tcu.edu]On
> Behalf Of Robert W. Myers
> Sent: Friday, April 02, 1999 3:41 PM
> To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU
> Subject: Re: Scouting's Military Traditions
> > Anthony Mako wrote:
> > Please keep in mind that there is no such thing as an Official BSA
> > Drill Manual.
> Perhaps not now, but I have a copy of an official BSA Service Library book
> that would astound you. It is called The Yucca Patrol Idea and was
> copyrighted by BSA in 1928.
> The general idea was to define the equipment and duties of a standard 8
> Scout Patrol, down to the last detail, to allow them to be self sufficient
> in the wilderness or "everywhere feasible but especially where trek carts
> are impractical." Each Scout is numbered, his duties enumerated in detail,
> the contents of his pack listed (twice, including BSA catalog numbers), and
> his movements reduced to drills. The 8 drills include:
> Drill A. To Pitch Tents
> Drill B. To Strike Tents
> Drill C. Inspections
> Drill D. To Pitch Yucca Patrol Camp
> Drill E. To Pitch Full Yucca Patrol Camp
> Drill F. To Strike Full Yucca Patrol Camp
> Drill G. To form Mess Line
> Drill H. Wash Dishes (No, they don't use 3 pots.)
> One in detail:
> "Drill A. To Pitch Tents.
> Command - 'Open Ranks Ho. 1-2-3-4'
> Senior Command - 'Take Tents Ho.'
> Nos. 1-3-5-7 take tents from pack and come to alert. Juniors come
> to alert as soon as pack have been unshipped.
> Senior Commands - 'Position Ho.'
> At which time both ranks right face and march to camp-site that has been
> 'Pitch Tent Ho.' Squads 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 pitch their tents.
> Time taken when all squads stand at alert in front of tents."
> And don't forget to time everything! :) The full page diagram that goes with
> this is even more detailed and would put Vince Lombardi to shame, defining
> multiple positions for every Patrol member on the field. If anyone wants to
> see that page from the "playbook", I'll scan it and e-mail it separately
> (pdf format) since the list is non-graphical.
> What a hoot!
> Bob Myers