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Hey all, My troop was been struggling with the same problem for about a year now and despite everything we try we can't get it done. Here's what happens PL reminds his patrol member that according to the duty roster it's patrol members turn to do dishes. Patrol Member either refuses or tries argue how me did it last campout (they should have to it at every campout). Patrol Leader tells SPL, and the SPL asks him to do it the patrol member usually refuses, and the SPL, PL, and other patrol members have to pick up the slack. If they tell the adult leader the SM tries to solve the problem but the kids usually don't respond. We speculate there are multiple reasons why this occur, one scout is a spoiled brat, whose grandfather always attends the campout, or the kid is a spoiled frat who does nothing and home so refuses do anything on the campout. The problem is really effecting our troop because parents are upset that their "special snowflake" has to dishes so often, and are moving their scouts to the troop that is the pet of DE (another conversation in and of itself, or scouts are quoting because there tired of picking up the slack. Our older scouts have tried to work through the problem posting duty roster, lead by example, let 'natural consequence occur' (awful idea by our old ASM), etc. But it seems nothing will work. What can we do? Thank You, chief027
With the conversion to the new software we lost this thread. I found it very helpful. If you posted to this thread before -- or have new thoughts -- please re-post how your unit handles patrol KP. Is your KP centralized? Decentralized? How do you handle sanitizing (e.g., Steramine, bleach, vinegar, let the dog lick them clean)? How do you heat your water (e.g., turkey burner, fire, etc.)? Who heats the water and when? Use the "three bin system" or something else? Walk through your process in your response. Address these and other issues and how you solved them. Differentiate between back-country KP and patrol-based KP. I open we will be able to reconstruct this helpful thread.