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As decided & planned at Sixth Training Meeting.


First Day:

(a) Assembly:  Quartermaster and Grubmaster distribute equipment and food stuff to be carried, and make a quick check of the items which boys were to bring.

(b) Outbound Journey: Trip to camp site, as arranged for by Treasurer and Hikemaster.

(c) Camp Making:  Upon arrival, form "duffel line."   Look over site for best location of tents, kitchen, latrine, etc., then make camp, using Tenting and Cooking crews.  When camp is completed, make thorough inspection.

(d) Evening Activities: 

1. Supper: eaten in family style. 

2. Game Period:  Use Tag, Spud, or Capture the Flag.  Following the games, the  

3. Camp Fire is lighted, and an appropriate program put on (see Camp Fire Programs), under the leadership of the Cheermaster or the Senior Patrol Leader, with each Patrol Leader contributing a song, a stunt or a game.  

At the end of the program, the Scoutmaster takes over for a short talk on "Patrol Living," covering the highlights of Chapters in Handbook for Patrol Leaders, especially emphasizing the Patrol Leader's loyalty to his Patrol members, and the Patrol's loyalty and helpfulness to the Troop and the community.  

The Scoutmaster finishes by asking the Patrol Leaders if they are ready to reaffirm their Leader's Promise now that they have received the leader's training.  The Troop flag is brought into the camp fire circle, and the boy leaders pledge themselves to the Patrol Leader's Promise, reciting it pledge after the Senior Patrol Leader.  This is followed immediately by Taps.  It is of greatest importance to the success this whole leaders' training that this last period be of great dignity and sincerity.  It is the challenge to the Patrol Leaders and the keynote of the Troop's future work.

Second Day:

(e) Morning and Noon Activities: 

1. Breakfast, prepared by a group different from the one that cooked the evening meal.  Here again, the meal is cooked as a Patrol meal and served family style.  Clean-up of camp is followed by  

2. Scoutcraft Activities, such as Signal Relay, Robbed Camp, Bombing the Camp, Water Boiling, Nature "Scavenger" Hunt, or a Treasure Hunt

3. Noon Meal is prepared on Patrol basis, with responsibilities for cooking again shifted.   After clean-up, a  short

4. Rest Period is decreed. 

(f)  Breaking Camp:  the Cooking Crew of the previous day now doing the work of the Tenting Crew and vice versa day now doing opportunity to handle all of the equipment.  After the packing is done, and the packs have been arranged in the familiar duffel-line, a thorough inspection of the campsite is made--one group inspecting kitchen site, the other tent site, then changing over to discover during a second inspection what was over-looked during the first.

(g) Return Journey:  As arranged for by Hikemaster and Treasurer working together.  Discussion on way home of good and weak points of experience.  Back in town, the Quartermaster checks in the camping equipment.  Then general dismissal.

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