What makes a good Patrol name? Why is it important? How do you choose one? These are the questions I addressed in an article called “The Scout’s Guide to Naming Your Patrol” previously published on this blog. To date, this has been one of the more popular articles on this website. One of the biggest reasons for this is that it is a very practical way to apply some of the traditional principles of Scouting to your Scout Troop. A lot more people probably search on the internet for Patrol name suggestions than those who search for more in-depth topics like why the spirit of discovery applied to the wilderness is an integral part of the traditional Scouting program.
I enjoy going deep into different Scouting topics, but the primary focus of this website is to create intensely practical and inspiring content. If it isn’t going to be useful, I don’t want to write it. That’s why I’m always looking for new topics to write about which would be helpful to Scout leaders as well as new ways to present this content that are more digestible. So, today I’d like to offer an experiment for your feedback. I created an audio recording of the ‘naming your Patrol’ article so you can listen to it on your commute, or while doing chores, or whenever you want.
If you are more likely to listen to a mp3 or a podcast of the different articles rather then read them, I want to know! If you liked this recording and want more articles turned into audio versions, please let me know by leaving a comment down in the comment section or by commenting on Facebook.
I uploaded it to youtube, which you can view below directly from this web page or by searching their site. I also have it as a simple mp3 file which you can stream here as well or download to your phone/computer.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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