PL 10 Commandments
Patrol Leaders and Seconds ~ You and Your Patrol
- Try by your own cheerful enthusiasm to make your Patrol the best at as many things as possible;
- Set everyone a good example by your conduct;
- Take a personal interest in everyone in your Patrol;
- Remember your first camp and give your first campers the encouragement you needed;
- Your fire is your chief servant and if you select a good place for him, and treat him with care, he will save you many hours of futile effort;
- Give jobs to everyone in the Patrol and if necessary show them how to do them properly, do not assume that they will know the first time ~ show them how to select wood for the fire, where to get this from, etc;
- Notice all good effort and be hardworking yourself;
- Make your criticisms mustard-spoon size (and don’t moan or nag continually), but give generous shovel-size helpings of encouragement;
- Build a Patrol spirit. Have a totem, a yell, a song and a saying (initials only);
- Enjoy yourself and the satisfaction of doing a man-sized job well.
Maybe the above you could consider as the Patrol Leader’s Ten Commandments or Patrol Leader’s Law.