The Patrol System

The Patrol System

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(i) A troop shall be divided into patrols. Each patrol will have patrol corner, patrol song, patrol yell, patrol sign, patrol cry, patrol flag.

(ii) a. Each patrol may consist of six to eight scouts inclusive of Patrol Leader and Second. b. Each Patrol shall bear the name of an animal/ bird chosen from Scouting For Boys in consultation with the Patrol – in Council and every member of the Patrol shall wear the shoulder stripes of the Patrol on the uniform.

(iii) Troop Leader :- One of the Patrol Leaders with experience of not less than six months as a Patrol Leader, preferably with Dwitiya Sopan Badge. may be appointed as Troop Leader by the Scout Master in consultation with the Court-of -Honour. He shall wear the Scout Uniform and in addition wear three green vertical stripes made of wool or cotton 6 cm long and 1.5 cm wide on the left pocket. The middle shall be under the membership badge and other two on either side of the Badge and Troop Leader’s Badge above Service star worn above the left pocket of the shirt or at the same place on Jersey. He offers active assistance to the Scout Master and Assistant Scout Master and takes charge of the unit in the absence of the Adult Unit Leaders. Troop Leader’s Badge is rectangular Badge with emblem in yellow on green background with a yellow ring round it and three green vertical stripes to the left of the emblem.

(iv) Assistant Troop Leader : One of the patrol Leaders with not less than six

months service as a Patrol Leader, preferably with Dwitiya Sopan Badge, may be appointed as Assistant Troop Leader by the Scout Master in consultation with the Court of Honour. He shall wear the Scout Uniform and in addition wear two green stripes on the left pocket and Assistant Troop Leader’s Badge above Service star worn above the left pocket of the shirt or at the same place on jersey. Assistant Troop Leader assists Troop Leader as directed. Assistant Troop Leader’s Badge is a rectangular badge with emblem and ring around it in green colour and three green vertical stripes to the left of the emblem.

(v) Patrol Leader : There shall be a Patrol Leader for each patrol. A Patrol Leader is a Scout appointed as Patrol leader by the Scout Master in consultation with the Court-of-Honour and the concerned patrol to lead the patrol of Scouts. He shall wear Scout uniform and in addition wear two green stripes made of wool or cotton 6cms long and 1.5cms wide on either side of the membership badge on the left pocket. He shall carry the Patrol Flag.

(vi) Second : There shall be a Second for each patrol. A Second is a Scout selected by the Patrol Leader with approval of the Scout Master and the Court of Honour. He shall assist Patrol Leader and take his place in his absence. He shall wear Scout uniform and in addition one green stripe made of wool or cotton 6cms long and 1.5cms wide on the right hand side of the membership badge on the left pocket.

(vii) Court-of -Honour : There shall be a Court – of- Honour for every Troop. The Court-of- Honour shall consist of Troop Leader, Assistant Troop Leader and Patrol Leaders, Seconds may be admitted as members of the Court -of- Honour except when matters of discipline are dealt with Troop Leader, Assistant Troop Leader or one of the Patrol Leaders elected shall function as the Chairman and one of the members shall function as Secretary. The Court-of-Honour shall plan the activities and deal with internal matters of the Troop and also matters of finance and discipline. The Scout Master and Assistant Scout Master shall act as advisers.

(viii) Patrol-in-Council : There shall be a Patrol-in-Council for every Patrol. The Patrol-in- Council shall consists of all members of the Patrol. Patrol Leader shall be the chairman. The Patrol-in-Council shall deal with all affairs of the Patrol.

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