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- Regular Attendance
- Communicate with your Patrol
- Designate Duties to Patrol Members
- Wear uniform properly and regularly
- Ensure the health, well being, and behavior of your patrol
- The Patrol Leader must be in communication with all members of his patrol.
- Types of Communication
- One of the primary forms of communication within Troop 55 is e-mail.
- Scout forwarding addresses and the individual addresses they are comprised of are listed on the Patrol Roster page.
- Using the forward address (email@example.com), will send to scout and their parents.
- E-mails have the benefit of being read at the recipients leisure; however, this often means they are not read in a timely manner if at all. You must follow up.
- Phone or Text
- Try to assemble a list of your patrol member’s phone numbers (or their parent’s numbers).
- A phone call or a text will often ensure your recipient has received the communication
- Group Text or Chat
- Many patrols will set up group chats using iMessage, Google Chat, or other means.
- Do your best to pick a medium that does not exclude members of your patrol who might not have the proper device or permissions.
- Ensure all discussions abide by the Scout Oath and Law and try to keep them focused on Scouting.
- If you are consistently unable to contact a listed member of your patrol, reach out to an Assistant Scoutmaster for help.
- Maintain consistent communication with the Senior Patrol Leader or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader assigned to your section of patrols.
- Copy your PASM on any communication to your patrol
Set a Good Example
- Live by the Scout Oath and Law
- Wear your uniform correctly and regularly
- Listen respectfully when others are speaking
- Demonstrate regular attendance
Managing your Patrol
- Delegate duties
- If the Patrol is unable to attend a troop event, he MUST designate a member of his patrol to serve as Patrol Leader in his absence.
- Prior to every troop campout, the Patrol Leader must create a duty roster (consisting of the below positions) and show to the Patrol’s PASM
- Patrol Leader
- The Patrol Leader is to provide the Grubmaster with accurate attendance expectations ahead of the campout
- The Patrol Leader should review the Grubmaster’s menu and shopping plan prior to submitting to Adult Leadership
- The Patrol Leader is ultimately responsible for the success or failure of his patrol’s meal planning, and should supervise the Grubmaster accordingly
- The Quartermaster is tasked with preparing the patrol’s Action Packer and transporting it to and from the campout.
- The Patrol Leader is ultimately responsible for the success or failure of his patrol’s meal prep, and should supervise the Quartermaster accordingly
- Assistant Grubmasters
- Fire/Stove Tenders
- Kitchen Clean-Up Positions
- Campsite Clean-up
- Discipline and Well Being
- The health, well being, and behavior of the Patrol is the responsibility of the Patrol Leader
- If you have issues with scouts participating in risky behaviors, being unkind to others, etc. bring it to the attention of your PASM or another Scoutmaster.