Advance Scout Note: Each numbered Field
Order should be copied onto a separate sheet of paper and given to the patrol
leader when the patrol arrive at each station. Retrieve the Field Order from
the PL and reuse for the next patrol.
SENIOR PATROL LEADER ASSIGNMENTS
(Given to Scouts by the Senior Patrol Leader at a Troop Meeting a couple of weeks in advance of the event)
As patrol leader you must assign a scout to each of the following
Choose carefully each position has its own responsibility.
Take extra care in choosing TAIL END CHARLEY no one must get
behind him during the night exercise.
He will be lead man for your patrol
He will need to be expert at map and compass
He is to work with navigator
Someone who has his first aid merit badge would be a good pick.
An expert at knots
Patrol discipline is mandatory
You will be hiking at night in the woods
The score of your patrol depends on how you handle the patrol
|6.TAIL END CHARLIE
Next to the patrol leader he is most important
No one can get behind Tail End Charley
Every member will be assigned a position or an assistant for
One member can hold more than one position and be assistant as
Navigator must have an assistant.
Put your people where you think they will best serve the good of the patrol.
Work together as a team.
As patrol leader you can make decisions based on the recommendations given you by the experts you have chosen.
1-patrol flag on mast
2-20ft length of rope
1-4ft length of rope per scout
1-first aid kit..
9:15 square knot tie to see who goes first
9:20 1st patrol inspection
9:25 start on journey
9:40 2nd patrol to start. 15 minute interval
(Issued to each Patrol Leader at the briefing just prior to the event)
Your mission is to recon the area and bring back a report.
There are advance scouts ahead of you they will act as pathfinders
You will have to overcome various obstacles to complete your mission.
The advance scout will have your orders at these obstacles
The patrol leader is to report the condition of the patrol, seconded by tail end Charlie to the advance scout.
The patrol leader will receive his orders from the advance scout and relay them to his patrol
Gentleman you are about to embark on a dangerous and important mission.
Using your scout skills you must
1. Penetrate and reconnoiter the enemy's position
2. Bring this information back to H.Q.
Along the way you will encounter minefields, spies, snipers, and inhospitable terrain.
Your only defense is your ability to move quickly and quietly through the forest.
PATROL DISCIPLINE must be maintained at all times
Every scout has a responsibility within the patrol.
If you should encounter and obstacle their will be an advance scout with orders on how to accomplish your mission
The patrol leader is to report the condition of his patrol, seconded by tail end Charlie
At this time the patrol leader will receive your field orders from the advance scout
The patrol leader is responsible for briefing the patrol
PATROL DISCIPLINE MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES. NO ONE, I REPEAT, NO ONE IS TO GET BEHIND TAIL END CHARLEY. He is to come
into obstacle area last. Gentlemen you are being graded on your performance points will be deducted for Tail End Charlie coming in anything but last.
Each patrol member has been assigned a specific responsibility based on their individual skills, use them wisely
GOOD LUCK AND GODSPEED
You will begin now patrol leaders assemble Your patrols line abreast we will see who goes out first
Each patrol member has a length of rope tie a square knot with it hold it up first patrol done wins
When it is decided which patrol goes first, the first patrol will gather their gear and present themselves for inspection.
They will then receive their orders, maps, and trail guide before departing. The second patrol will follow 15 minutes later.
This web page was written by Bob Myers,
Committee Member, Troop 3, Cincinnati, Ohio
with web authoring assistance by Michael F. Bowman, USSSP Web Team