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Can someone tell me how to use the patrol method with about 3 kids ?????????

 

 

 

Thank You,

David

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Baden-Powell, once said - Never do anything for a boy, that he can do for himself.

The "Trick" in making the Patrol Method work, is keeping the Adults in their place.

Even with such a small number, you can still have a Boy Led Troop, which will lay the framework for when you have a lot more Scouts.

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Our troop is located on a military base, and with summer rotations, our permanent patrols often shrink to just a few Scouts until summer's over.

 

We maintain those permanent patrols, even if it's just with a PL and APL -- they share the other patrol jobs between them until the rolls go back up. We do this mainly for reasons of heraldry, history, lineage, whatever you want to call it. Plus, in a troop like ours, that naturally expands and contracts, consolidating patrols, then re-establishing them later, causes TroopMaster nightmares. The PLC works as it always does.

 

Small troops and patrols only mean that more tasks have to be shared, and a Scout may have more than one job.

 

Follow the Patrol Method as outlined in your SPL Handbook...you won't go wrong.

 

good luck,

 

KS

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