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Working the Patrol Method

Whether you’re a new Scoutmaster or not, Working the Patrol Method – A Scout Leader’s Guide To Youth Leadership Training is a MUST-READ for both alike!  It’s one of those “tools” you wish every Scoutmaster got when he accepted his role in a Unit (including me).  Authored by four Eagle Scouts, the book does an excellent job explaining: Why the Patrol Method is important, What Scoutmasters can do to support the Patrol Method, How the boys can work the Patrol Method, Different leadership styles and what works (or what doesn’t), Great insights into applying skills such as planning, delegation, follow … Continue reading

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