Tag Archives: Patrol Method

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Jan 29, 2017

Do You Let Youth Use Their Priesthood Keys?

Last week Bill Chapman shared some thoughts on how to help boy leaders exercise their priesthood keys in a post at LDS/BSA entitled “Have You Asked Your Patrol Leader?”. In that post, he talked about his ward’s eleven-year-old Scout patrol joining their troop at a district camporee. “We were excited to have them join us but we were […]

By Darryl Alder
Feb 20, 2016

Why Scouts Need to Fry Pickles and Oreos

I was at the University of Scouting learning from John Gilbert the how and why of cooking these two items. But before I tell you how, let me tell you about the circumstance. There were two sessions of about 20 each, so John divided them into patrol sized groups. In minutes, they were working in teams rolling […]

By Mat Greenfield
Dec 26, 2014

Small Patrols Build Strength and Unity

This first day of Kwanzaa our focus is Umoja (Unity), which strives for and works to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. Our good friend at Scouting Liahona explains it this way The founder of Scouting, Lord Robert Baden-Powell said “The patrol method is not a way to operate a Boy Scout troop, it is […]