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Earning Merit Badges before rank of "Scout"?

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#21 Stosh


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 09:08 AM

I agree, I see a lot of "boy led" programs that have no clue what the patrol method is all about. It's really hard to watch all that leadership from the boys going to waste. I am constantly telling my boys to not let the adults steal their leadership opportunities.
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 11:38 AM

I have decided that the most important thing about the Patrol Method is that the Scout primarily experience Scouting in the context of his patrol.  BP and Bill said so, and B.S.A. says so - in some places.  Without that, the central ideas of the method are lost.  


And yet the standard Troop Meeting Plan form is almost all troop, troop, troop.  In this as in other issues, BSA speaks with a divided voice, and some of its spokespersons don't know much about Boy Scouting.

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