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The Patrol Method

Lessons and questions of Scout leadership and operating troop program

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    • District Executive. A junior-level paid professional.
    • Pardon my ignorance, what is a "DE"? Thanks,
    • No, blanket announcements of "I need a volunteer to . . ." don't work very well.  Conversely, putting people on the spot is not my favorite technique either.  One has to be a little devious but if you know the adults you should have a good idea of who may or may not be a good candidate for the position you are seeking to fill (or task to be accomplished).   It takes some skill but get with that person one-on-one, talk sincerely about the need and how you think that person would be a great asset and nine times out of ten you close the deal - no public shaming required.
    • If you did this in my neighborhood, the next meeting would have 0 parents and 0 participants.  I spent a year and a half shielding my pack from a DE who was just like this.  The Pack's survival was in question for the better part of 8 months.
    • I have to admit, when I first heard "Family Scouting" then a "one stop shop for families" is exactly what I had in mind.  Just like Cub Scouts has "family scouting" where everyone, siblings and both parents, can attend activities.  I assumed Boy Scout Family Scouting would be the same thing. If it's really just "Separate but Equal" then nothing has changed - my daughter may as well keep going to my wife's Girl Scout Troop and we will continue juggling schedules between two different troops and activities for my son and daughter.  It sounds to me like Boy Scouts is trying to ease into this stuff and they currently have one leg over two different horses.  Ultimately we are going to end up with co-ed Scout troops, and that's that.  Right now it sounds to me like they are trying to thread a needle by having separate troops for boys and girls, and I don't see how this does anything for "Family Scouting" as girls can already go to separate Girl Scout troops.
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