How about scheduled event rotations?

•      Ever see a program where boys just don’t want to participate in some events?

•      If you have ever been to an program where there were long lines at some events and nobody at others, is there is a way to get everyone to be able to do everything?

•      The answer is: Scheduled Event Rotations


Why Scheduled Event Rotations

•      Insures that every patrol gets to do every event (for our Camporees, that means 18 events in the morning plus afternoon)

•      Insures that less popular events are visited (how many boys want to go to Patrol Inspection? Certainly not all, but this way they must)

•      Eliminates lines

•      Keeps things exciting

•      Makes the patrol work together (where do we have to be next, the siren just went off)

•      Teaches map reading skills



Example Younger Boy Rotation

How Do You Make Up The Rotations?

•      Need to know the number of events

•      Need to know how many patrols

•      Need to know the average age of the patrol

•      Need to know the time periods

•      Need to know the number of rotation loops


ΨPre-registration is very important!!!


Splitting the Patrols

•      The trick – have an older boy rotation and a younger boy rotation – use the average age of the patrol to determine which group a patrol belongs

•      Use the younger boy rotation for visiting Webelos Scouts to try out Camporee

•      The older boy rotation is then two groups that rotate (one clockwise and the other counter clockwise) through the stations (so for 18 event periods, 36 patrols are scheduled in the older boy rotation)

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