Green Bar Bill recounts the qualities of good patrols. A TROOP’S BEST patrols exhibit enthusiasm, teamwork, and camaraderie—that special spark known as patrol spirit. How do your patrols measure up? Here are some tips for building
After a three-year drought of new members, J.R.’s troop has had an influx of new Scouts. “How can we get our older boys to mingle with the new guys and show them what to do, instead of doing it for them because it’s easier?” he asked.
What does it take to be a good patrol leader? Here are 10 keys to effective leadership that Scoutmasters can provide to a boy about to assume a role important both to the quality of Scouting experience his patrol receives and to his own personal development.
New BSA training — highlighted by a single, leadership-focused Wood Badge — provides Scouters with both timely program-specific skills and a broader knowledge and appreciation of the total Scouting program.
When Scouter J.H. asked how to best use a troops 16- and 17-year-old leaders, readers cited many ways JASMs can contribute, while in the process gaining experience for a future role as an adult Scout leader.
When Scout M.S. noted in our September issue that adults in his troop won’t let junior leaders make decisions, readers responded with some strategies for realizing the important goal of boy-led troop leadership.
In our May-June issue, Scouter W.F. wrote that in all the troops he’s been associated with, enthusiasm and attendance at patrol leaders’ council meetings were poor. Realizing teen-agers lead busy lives, W.F. asked how we can ensure they participate in troop program planning.