scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Patrol Method or Not Patrol Method
Jason Cruse (jcruse@SOCKET.NET
Thu May 25 2000 - 15:25:56 CDT
> I think what this may be is a "GROWTH OPPORTUNITY"?
> How many leaders take the time at the end of a troop
> or PLC meeting - for a reflection? Or as they call
> them a Philmont _ Thorns and roses? What worked WELL
> today ? Where could WE improve? ETC . . . I think
> it helps BOTH the scouts and the parents understand that
> the apparent confusion of a YOUTH run meeting - is not
> with out merit or direction! How many use TEAM building
> problems to help BOND the patrolls? etc.
I agree...and have attempted to use them, without interest or success on the
part of the boys.
Again, I go back to part of my earlier post--some things are cultural. My
boys generall perform in the troop as the rest of those around them except
for the troop leaders expect them to--badly. We expect them to perform
well, act as young adults, etc. They have told us, and some parents have
told us, that we expect too much out of them, which is unfortunate not for
us, but for the boys themselves.