How to increase usage of Patrol Method in The Patrol Method Posted May 17, 2019 13 hours ago, qwazse said: Assemble PLC regularly We actually opted for 10-15 minutes after the troop meeting closes. The troop leader guidebook (p 37) talks about the regular monthly PLC meeting. Also about "Patrol Leaders' Council Huddles" before each meeting and a brief PLC meeting at the end of each troop meeting. Our small new one-patrol troop has been holding an all-interested-troop-members-invited "PLC" meeting once a month for the scouts to plan the upcoming activities. Typically about half the scouts in the troop (including the PL/APL) attend. We have not been having the brief PLC meeting at the end of each troop meeting. However I am starting to feel that something of the sort is needed -- that is, remote means of communication (email, phone) between troop meetings are not quite enough. So, in your experience, especially in your small-troop experience: do you do these post-troop-meeting huddles? Whose attendance is critical? Whose attendance is optional?