3rd Meeting




Search  Inquiry Net

Back ] Home ] Up ] Next ]

1st Meeting
2nd Meeting
3rd Meeting
Green Bar Hike
4th Meeting
5th Meeting
6th Meeting
Green Bar Camp

Scout Books

Site Contents



THEME: Patrol Hikes


Preliminary Reading Assignments:

For Scoutmaster and adult leaders:

Scoutmaster Handbook (Hillcourt's Fourth Edition)

Chapter 7: "The Patrol Carries On"
Chapter 9:
"The Troop Goes Hiking"

For Patrol Leaders:

Handbook for Patrol Leaders (Hillcourt's 1950s Edition)

Chapter 6: "Patrol Hikes"

Needed Material:

bulletPaper and Pencils.
bulletPatrol Record Book.
bulletTin cans, pieces of wire, hammer, large nail, copper rivets.
bulletHiking equipment for demonstration.


(a) Opening Ceremony: Senior Patrol Leader stages ceremony which was chosen favorite at the Second Training Meeting.

(b) Business Period: short, but sweet (see Second Training Meeting).

(c) Hike Instruction: Short discussion on "Patrol Hikes," including leadership requirements, hiking technique, based upon Hiking Chapter in the Scout Handbook. Explain difference between "Sandwich Hikes" (a hike on which you don't want to be tied down by fire making and cooking), and "Chop Hikes," (a hike where fire building and/or cooking have a prominent place in the program), and announce that forthcoming Leaders' Hike will be a Chop Hike. If possible, have a demonstration of hiking equipment.

(d) Hike Planning: Divide the Patrol up into four groups, and give each group the responsibility for developing the details of one of the following items in preparation for the hike.

1. Route: (Hikemaster in charge). Plan an appropriate route on a map of the local territory.

2. Equipment: (Quartermaster in charge).  Prepare list of essential equipment to take along.

3. Commissary: (Grubmaster in charge). Suggest menu and food list.

4. Activities: (Assistant Patrol Leader in charge).   Kind of hike, activities on out-trip, at the hike destination and on the return journey.   After the plans have been completed, they are discussed by the whole Patrol, until final adoption.  Distribute leadership, decide upon meeting place and time, and equipment and grub to be brought by each Scout.

(e) Instruction Game: "Uncle Quizzie.'' Have an Assistant Scoutmaster develop about thirty questions on outdoor Scouting, such as fire-building, cooking, knife and axe, compass, mapping, signaling. Divide group into two teams and run game like a radio quiz, with alternating boys of alternating teams answering questions put to them. Each correct answer means 100 for the team, partly correct answer a proportionate amount of points. Team with most points at end of game is winner.

(f) Work Period: Making of simple cooking pots from No. 10 tin cans. Have such a pot ready to show how it is to be done.

(g) Recreation:

1. Games: one or two Scout Games, such as Hunt the Coon, Dry Repast, Who Nose Most? (If games planned for previous meetings have not all been used, make use of them now.)

2. Singing: Go through the Scout Song Book and pick out and rehearse a couple of songs suitable for the open road.

(h) Closing Ceremony: Use closing ceremony voted most popular at Second Training Meeting.







Additional Information:

Peer- Level Topic Links:
1st Meeting ] 2nd Meeting ] [ 3rd Meeting ] Green Bar Hike ] 4th Meeting ] 5th Meeting ] 6th Meeting ] Green Bar Camp ]

Parent- Level Topic Links:
Object of Camping ] Patrol Camping ] Patrol Hikes ] Gilcraft Patrol System ] The Patrol System ] Court of Honor (PLC) ] Gilwell PL Training ] Philipps' Patrol System ] Golden Arrow PL Training ] Patrol Leader's Creed ] PL's Promise Ceremony ] Patrol Competition Awards ] Informal Scout Signals ] Ten Essentials ] Story Telling ] JLT Skits: Leadership ] Master & Commander ] Patrol Activities ] Patrol Motivation ] Troop Meeting Hints ] Troop Meetings ] Patrol Leader Training ] Essays ] Patrol Flags ] Training Patrol Leaders ] Troop Brainstorming ] Menus ]

The Inquiry Net Main Topic Links:
 [Outdoor Skills]  [Patrol Method [Old-School]  [Adults [Advancement]  [Ideals]  [Leadership]  [Uniforms]

Search This Site:

Search Amazon.Com:

When you place an order with Amazon.Com using the search box below, a small referral fee is returned to The Inquiry Net to help defer the expense of keeping us online.  Thank you for your consideration!



Amazon Logo



Scout Books Trading Post

Dead Bugs, Blow Guns, Sharp Knives, & Snakes:
What More Could A Boy Want?

Old School Scouting:
What to Do, and How to Do It!

To Email me, replace "(at)" below with "@"

If you have questions about one of my 2,000 pages here, you must send me the "URL" of the page!
This "URL" is sometimes called the "Address" and it is usually found in a little box near the top of your screen.  Most URLs start with the letters "http://"

The Kudu Net is a backup "mirror" of The Inquiry Net.  

2003, 2011 The Inquiry Net, http://inquiry.net  In addition to any Copyright still held by the original authors, the Scans, Optical Character Recognition, extensive Editing,  and HTML Coding on this Website are the property of the Webmaster.   My work may be used by individuals for non-commercial, non-web-based activities, such as Scouting, research, teaching, and personal use so long as this copyright statement and a URL to my material is included in the text
The purpose of this Website is to provide access  to hard to find, out-of-print documents.  Much of the content has been edited to be of practical use in today's world and is not intended as historical preservation.   I will be happy to provide scans of specific short passages in the original documents for people involved in academic research.  


Last modified: October 15, 2016.