Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: MB & Troop Mtgs.
Re: MB & Troop Mtgs.
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 12:24:56 EDT
The PLC in our unit will decide what MBs the Troop as a whole might
want to work on (this year it is Personal Fitness, which they will do as part
of their summer meeting program)
The Patrol Leaders will tell the SPL what MBs they are going to do as
a Patrol (Panthers just finished Plumbing & are working on Pets - Venture is
doing Personal Management). These are not done at/during Troop meetings.
During summer camp we have done Citizenship in the World - done
around the campfire after program is finished (3 nights -- small group) we
have had some great long running discussions around the requirements.
I will have to say that our Scouts have had more than a few problems
with MB councilors, losing their work, not showing for appointments, ect.
While this is a lesson in life it nonetheless leaves some Scouts somewhat
frustrated with the process.
While not a huge fan of MBs during meetings I do think they have a
place in the meeting structure if the pursuit of the badges is Scout driven
and low key.
Yours in Scouting,
Desert Pacific Council
San Diego, CA