A scout troop is divided into patrols. 

A Scout patrol is a small team of normally eight to ten members where Scouts learn skills together, share responsibilities and take on leadership roles. As a patrol, young men plan their campouts, guide each other through rank advancement, and together learn scouting skills. This is called the Patrol Method.

As a member of a patrol, Scouts are afforded opportunities that are hard to find anywhere else. Unlike a sports team, a Scout patrol carries out a wide range of tasks that require pooling resources and working together to function successfully in all kinds of circumstances.

For most young people, being in a Scout patrol will be the first time they have to rely upon themselves and other young people to follow an array of necessary steps to satisfy objectives that requires a wide range of life skills.

Like any team, a patrol will function well only as long as all the particular responsibilities pertaining to the completion of a task are carried out successfully. Because of its size, this gives every member an opportunity to participate, and this in itself results in some positive outcomes. Making a contribution to the patrol’s success provides a welcome sense of belonging, of being appreciated, and a feeling of competency resulting in self esteem.


Click on the patrol emblems or patrol name to visit that patrol's page.


Patrol 1

Patrol 2

Patrol 3

New Scouts Patrol


“The patrol system is not one method in which Scouting can be carried on. It is the only method.”
—Lord Baden-Powell, Scouting’s founder