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Just explain the value of balance, and they will usually get where you want to go. 

Barry

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3 hours ago, TAHAWK said:

"I like to disperse new scouts to established patrols"   


I too experienced the mixed-age patrol as a Scout, and that's fine so long as the Scouts decide who goes where and no one is forced away from friends against their will. Adult ideas of "balance" are irrelevant to friendship.

 

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“Again, although the Scoutmaster may often

  advise with the Patrol leader …concerning new recruits, the admission of a

   new [Scout] … to the Patrol should be with the  approval of the Patrol members.”

 

                        Hillcourt, William

I believe friendship is part of balance.

Barry

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17 minutes ago, Eagledad said:

Just explain the value of balance, and they will usually get where you want to go. 

Barry

This will be a learning experience for them, and surprisingly enough was  their own idea, both to reset the patrols and the method they came up with.

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3 hours ago, MikeS72 said:

Not like a sports draft, but our PLC has decided to reorganize and form multi-age patrols.  The initial breakdown they decided to use involves drawing names from two hats, then tinkering where necessary. 

This will happen tonight, so I will post how it goes. 

We have done similar. I was wondering about more like a sports draft. It could include some pomp and circumstance which coupd add to patrol spirit.

Raven PL: "The Raven Patrol selects John Q Smith from pack 86".

*applause*

JQSmith is presented the Raven Patrol emblem by the SPL.

Patrols might even be encouraged to have den chiefs among their ranks to "scout" future patrol mates.

Just thinking aloud here...

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