Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: patrols?
Carl W. Timmons
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 16:32:54 -0500
The Scoutmaster Handbook has a section on the Patrol Method. From my
experience Patrols are organized in as many ways as there are Troops.
That being said, I attended Woodbadge training and this is the
recommendation from the leaders there.
1. The scouts should be in permanent patrols. This builds patrol spirit and
leadership. They know they can depend on one another.
2. The new scout patrol should be a permanent patrol not dispersed among
the other permanent patrols. (They will need a Troop Guide and an ASM to
work with them until they are confident of their abilities)
3. Patrol leaders should be elected by the patrol they will be serving in.
The Assistant Patrol leader is selected by the Patrol leader.
4. The SPL is elected from a pool of eligible scouts. He picks his ASPL. He
and the ASPL are not members of any patrol.
The poll of eligible scouts in out Troop are as follows:
1. Must be at least 1st class
2. Must have attended Junior Leader Training.
3. Must at one time been a patrol leader.
4. JLTC is a plus but not mandatory.
As in all things work it the way the boys are comfortable, but get as close
to the Scoutmasters handbook as possible.
At 16:54 6/13/99 -0400, Bob Cutting wrote:
>Greetings fellow Scout Leader,
> my name is Robert cutting, I am an Assistant Scout Master for TROOP
> I have been asked by my Troop Committee to research how other troops
>organize patrol in their troops.
>currently troop 1620 picks it's patrol leaders and they pick their patrol
>members by lottery. In
>addition we only allow first class scouts and up to be Patrol Leaders.
> We hear that some troops let the boys pick their own patrol leaders
>without guidance from the adults. We also hear that there may be some BSA
>concerning the operations of patrol but we have not seen any.
> We are contacting as many troops as possible in the hope that they
>might give us some
>suggestions before our Aug. Committee Meeting on how best to organize patrol
>and how best to
>use that patrol structure.
> How many patrols do you have, how many scouts in each patrol, how are
>and organized etc?
> If you have any information and or suggestions you would like to
>share please e-mail us.
> Thank you,
> Bob Cutting
I used to be an Eagle and still working my ticket.