Qualities of the best patrols

Green Bar Bill recounts the qualities of good patrols. A TROOP’S BEST patrols exhibit enthusiasm, teamwork, and camaraderieā€”that special spark known asĀ patrol spirit. How do your patrols measure up? Here are some tips for building

What to do when older Scouts stay aloof

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.

Volunteer Training for the 21st Century

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.

A convincing case for boy-run troops

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.

"You Are Boy Scouting!"

A trained den chief plays a key role in conducting quality den meetings and encouraging Cub Scouts to make the transition from pack to troop.

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