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Patrol Leadership Skills (PLS) training weekend 11/9-11/11

posted Oct 4, 2012, 8:20 AM by Rich Pyburn
The course held by Monmouth Council at Quail Hill provides Scouts with an introduction to leadership fundamentals in the troop, plus the opportunity to learn new outdoor skills and to sharpen up old ones.PLS is conducted as a multi-troop course where the participants form patrols in several Troops and function throughout the weekend as normal Scout Troops.  Each patrol cooks their own meals from food provided.  Discussion groups are held on the jobs and responsibilities of the Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, and Senior Patrol Leader.  In addition, they learn how to conduct Patrol Meetings and how to run a campfire.  A portion of the weekend is spent participating in a Scout Skills Show & Do which covers five outdoor skills.  Each patrol ends the weekend by competing in a Scout Skills Rally, using the Scout Skills covered in the Show & Do.
 
Troop 137 will nominate 6 scouts to attend this training course.   The cost of the course is $40.   Upon successful comletion of the course, the troop will reimburse the scouts $20.     
 
If you wish to attend, please write in your own words (and handwritten) why you want to be chosen for this course, and what your future leadership plans are within Troop 137.   Turn this into the Scoutmaster by 10/9.    Candidates will be notified the following week if they are chosen to attend.
 
IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED PLS AND WANT TO STAFF, TROOP 92 IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS.   CONTACT THE (T137) SCOUTMASTER FOR MORE INFO.
 
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