In the rest of the world, Scouting was based on Baden-Powell's Patrol System:
1) The maxim number of Patrols in a Troop = Six (6), of 6-8 Scouts each.
2) Even with six Patrols, a Senior Patrol Leader is optional.
See Rules #237-242:
3) The "purpose" of a Patrol is to go out on patrol: To cover physical distance (without "adult association").
4) When camping as a Troop, Patrols camp 300 feet apart, in a circle, with the Scouters' campsite at the hub.
All of this can be done in the context of monthly campouts along the lines of modern Wood Badge.
The rub is that physical distance involves managed risk.
Therefore you might want your Troop's very best natural leaders in the Patrol Leader positions, managing the risk of physical distance out there in the LITERAL "Trust 'em, Let 'em Lead" absence of adult association.
Yours at 300 feet,