- Scouts should plan together so that most of the members like what is on the menu. If a scout is not present when the menu is planned, they need to be prepared to accept what is planned.
- Scouts should never bring their own food.
- If a Scout commits to come to a campout and then later becomes unable to attend, he should immediately notify his Patrol Leader so the shopping list can be modified. If the food has already been purchased, the Scout should pay the campout fee. In other words, the Patrol should be able to plan on the Scout’s participation.
The Patrol and Patrol Method is a central feature in accomplishing the aims of Scouting. Every effort is made by the adult leadership to increase Patrol participation and identity. It is critical that Scouts be happy in their Patrol and that they contribute to their Patrol. Immediate problems need to be handled through the chain of command.
(Troop Guide for new scout patrols)
Senior Patrol Leader
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Ongoing/constant problems need to be discussed with any adult leader. One of the most important ways of solving a problem is to know what the problem is. For this, it is imperative that the boy follow the chain of command. One of the goals of this Troop is that every boy learn how to communicate and learn to solve problems with boy leadership. This teaches them to rely on peers, decision making, independence, and responsibility.