Text Box: Jenison Troop 354
Jenison MI						
						Chartered by Knights of Columbus  council # 7487


This is the page scouts and patrol leaders can turn to  find helpful information for advancement, learning scout craft and managing patrol life.   Information will be posted about troop leadership and contact information.


In the PATROL RESOURCES section we have tried to compile information for patrols to use in planning campouts, ceremonies and carrying out other patrol functions.  All this information is FREE SOURCE and you should browse what is there from time to time.  .

Here are some helpful links:

Duty roster, camp planner forms  










Back Packing Meals                                   Menu Roster


Camp Fire Building                                    Patrol Menu


Camp Fire Planning                                   Packing for Back Packing


Cooking Menus                                         Packing List for Winter Camping


Duty Roster                                            Personal Gear Check List


Ideas for Patrol Meeting                       Religious Services


Mac Scouter Skits                                Troop Positions


Uniform Inspections                              Use of Saws and Axes


Service Time Guideline                         



Stages of Team


Team: Group of people with a common vision.


Forming: High Enthusiasm - Low Skills

Storming: Low Enthusiasm - Low Skills

Norming: Rising Enthusiasm - Growing Skills

Performing: High Enthusiasm - High Skills

By recognizing the stage of your team you can be a more effective leader. (Use the EDGE methods)


EDGE methods


Explain: Forming stage - help patrol understand what & how.

Demonstrate: Storming stage -show the team how to succeed.

Guide: Norming stage - give team more freedom to figure out things on their own and support with encouragement.

Enable: Performing stage - give team plenty of freedom to make decisions on their own and keep moving ahead.


Leadership Hints


·       Shared values are the foundation of any team

·       Offer a vision of success

·       Recognize achievement differences  - people learn at different speeds

·       Model ideal behavior - you are the example

·       Acknowledge differences - draw on individual strengths

·       Respect & value others - everyone has something important to contribute

·               Make meetings count


Patrol Leadership