BSA Troop 146

Patrol Competition

Formation

Element: Fall-In 

  • SPL and ASPL will award points to the patrol that forms up most efficiently at the start of each meeting

Points: 5  


Element: Roll Call  

  • Each patrol leader that correctly identifies the number of scouts missing from their patrol and who they are will earn a point for their patrol. If the leader cannot identify the scouts, 0 points are awarded.  

Points: 0 to 1


Element: Inspection 

  • If all scouts in a patrol pass 100% inspection (proper uniform, proper patches – including Rank) the patrol can earn 5 points.  1 point off for each incorrect piece of a uniform. 

Points: 0 to 5



Participation  

Element: Meetings

  • During the meeting, SPL, ASPL, SM and ASMs may award discretionary points to scouts that are actively assisting other scouts with rank advancement, learning a skill, studying for a Board of Review, etc.  Each SPL, ASPL, SM or ASM may award up to 5 individual points per meeting which will be added to the patrol’s running point total. 

Points: 0 to 5 per each SPL, ASPL, SM and ASM.  

  • SM and ASMs may also deduct individual (1) points based on disruptive or destructive behavior during meetings. 


Element: Campouts and Trips

  • A patrol will automatically earn 10 points for 100% participation on a campout.
  • Each scout attending a campout will contribute 1 point to their patrol’s running total.  No “Day Trippers”!  Scouts earning attendance points must remain for the duration of the event.   

Points: 0 or 10 AND 1 per scout  


  • SM and ASMs may also deduct individual (1) points based on disruptive or destructive behavior during campouts. 

Points: -1 per scout per disruptive or destructive behavior


  • Up to 5 individual discretionary points may be awarded by SM and ASMs throughout the campout for outdoor skills, impressive meals, scout spirit, etc.

Points: 0 to 5  per each SM and ASM  

 

Not approved: Scouts can earn extra points (TBD) if selected to write their experience about a trip.  

  

Element: Summer Camp  

A patrol will automatically earn 10 points for 100% participation at Summer Camp.  

Each scout that attends Summer Camp will contribute 5 points to their patrol’s running total.  

Points: 0 or 10 AND 5 per scout  

  

Element: Civic Events (Flag Planting, etc.)  

A patrol will automatically earn 5 points for 100% participation at a civic event.  

Each scout that attends a civic event will contribute 1 point to their patrol’s running total.    

Up to 5 individual discretionary points may be awarded by SM and ASMs throughout the event for scout spirit or demonstrating tenets of the scout law, etc.  

Points: 0 or 5 AND 1 per scout  

Points: 0 to 5 per each SM and ASM  

  

Element: Knowledge Competitions  

When the SPL and ASPL designate a knowledge competition to be conducted during the later part of a meeting, the patrol that wins the contest will be awarded 5 points.  

Points: 0 or 5  

 

Advancement  

Element: Merit Badges  

Each merit badge earned by individual scouts will contribute 1 point to their patrol’s running total.  

Points: 1  

   

Element: Rank Advancement  

Each rank advancement attained within a patrol will contribute 5 points to the patrol’s running total.  

Points: 5  

 

Troop Gear  

Element: Patrol Gear  

Each patrol is responsible for the gear that has been provided to them by the troop.  When gear is checked in to the Troop Quartermaster after an event, items will be assessed for use and/or damage.  Damaged items are a 1 point deduction toward the patrol’s running total.  Missing items are a 5 point deduction against the patrol’s running total.  

Points: -1 or -5  

  

Element: Patrol Lockers  

Each patrol has a designated storage locker in the storeroom. Periodically, the Troop Quartermaster may inspect the locker(s) and award points (up to 3) to patrol’s who keep their lockers organized and tidy.  

Points: 0 to 3  Type your paragraph here.