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    • Been there twice. First time, it was a troop that used age based patrols, i.e. NSP, Middle Patrol, and older Scout/Venture patrol. And yes it turned into Webelos III. on all levels, except the Venture patrol. I hated it. Second time the  troop started off like that and moved to mixed aged patrols. Still had ASMs assigned, and depending upon the ASM, it was  Webelos 3 den. It steadily got worse. Switched to a a new troop
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    • In a former, adult-run troop this was tried as there was an excess number 20+ ASM's which the SM felt needed assignment in his org chart, besides it would boost Advancement and Adult Association.  That it did, but  Patrol and Leadership method was further diminished as those ASM's were very hands-on, even to the point of cooking meals and attending PLC.  Eventually, the SM realized the troop was reverting to a Cub Pack with adult-lead dens so he replaced the ASM's with Troop Guides. But the PLC , now with more scouts attending than adults,  reasoned only the new scout patrol needed a Troop Guide.  An exception was soon realized where patrol ASM's could be necessary - a special needs scout, but that depended on the needs of the scouts and the support training of his fellow scouts. Too many ASM's spoil the ... My $0.02,
    • Did it for a while at one SM's request. Told the PL, "If you need me for anything, I'll be elsewhere." He did ask for help addressing one or two issues. And I gave him some pointers on how to handle them, but otherwise I wasn't needed. Moreover, I don't think he other PLs needed specific advisors. I certainly am glad I didn't have such a thing when I was a PL.
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