Traditional Scouting for Everyone

Traditional Scouting -- generally refers to "old-fashioned" Scouting which consists of the original  elements in Lord Baden-Powell's Scouting scheme, including what B-P called "Proficiency Badges" ("engraved with the symbol or the deed for which it is given"), Scouting games, Patrol method, and advancement based on standards rather than competition.  

Patrol method -- allows boys and girls to form themselves into self-selected groups and allows member of the Patrol to choose their own youth leader.  The Patrol and the Patrol Leader carry a responsibility to plan and conduct the activities and to take care of discipline within the Patrol.  The Patrol must know the fun of planning and executing its own adventures, it must make its own decisions and learn to profit by its own mistakes.

Thus, collectively, the Patrols are responsible for Troop standards and behavior.  Responsibility for this fall squarely on the shoulders of the Patrol leader, although each member of the Patrol must play his   part.

When the first Scout Patrols were formed, there was no such thing as a Scoutmaster, but youths soon found they needed help and advice from someone older in order to carry out more adventurous activities.

It is important that a Patrol makes ita own plans and works out its own problems; turning only to the Troop Scouters for advice, new ideas and guidance: someone who can do things for you which are beyond the Patrol's powers.

All-inclusive -- we are co-ed, open and inclusive to all!

Our aim is to promote good citizenship through community service, self-discipline, loyalty, self-reliance and worthwhile life and outdoor skills.

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