The problem is that we have one patrol whose members consistantly show up for meetings and camping trips, and three patrols that don't. Add into the mix that April/May is cross-over season (when Webelos age out of cub scouts and cross-over into boy scouts) and the leaders keep erasing and writing names on the troop roster.
So, we formed up patrols and let the boys come up with their own flags and cheers. Below is what we got. I think some of these boys will be doing time either in prison or a mental institution.
|The Pudge did the majority of this flag. The patrol is mostly 14- 15 year olds.
|This is the Flaming Dragons patrol. Mostly 13 year olds.
|This is the Raging Ravens. They started the patrol as 11 year olds, but are now mostly 12 - 13 year olds.
|This is the newest patrol, the Wolverines. They are 11 - 12 year olds. The new cross-over Webelos will enter this patrol.
But, as it turns out, we won't have any cross-overs this year. The crop from the two Packs we support had a total of 5 cross-overs. And they all went to another troop. Part of me feels slighted - the other part feels...relief. Now we have to get ready for our next camping trip - Gettysburg.