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Semi-Annual Planning
Every 6 months, the newly-elected SPL gathers his gang and decides on the troop activities for 6 months a year in the future. By doing this, the troop has a rolling 18 month schedule and patrols are able to plan ahead.

That doesn't necessarily mean they DO plan ahead, but they can if they want. On Sunday, the new SPL called his patrol leaders together to have them share campout ideas and choose the ones to do. As is often the case, only a couple brought ideas, but the SPL had the list of everything the troop has done in the last 8 years so he could offer other suggestions.

In just an hour, the scouts decided the 6 monthly campout ideas for April-September of 2009, which patrols would be responsible to plan each, and a couple high adventure ideas. They've included Pioneering, Bike Rally, Waterworks, Wilderness Survival, Shooting Sports, and summer camp. They're also planning a high adventure hiking/sailing outing on Lake Superior and possibly a crew to SeaBase.

Sounds like a good summer to me, and they did it themselves.

Scout On

Posted: 16:29 05-20-2008 330
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