Hi, my name is John, and I am the Patrol Chief of Fox Patrol in our Explorer Troop. Last month I participated in our regular Patrol Chief Council meeting where our Troop leader issued to all of us a challenge… as youth leaders in our troop, how will you reach out to help each other succeed to do a good job or for that matter how can your brother Explorers help each other?
To tell you the truth my first reaction was one of… why does this matter, I have my patrol to look after and you have yours. I already have my hands full, I don’t need more work to do!
Almost as soon as this thought crossed my mind our Troop Leader caught us by surprise by informing us that he would be away for the next six meetings due to time needed to recover from surgery. This meant that the two remaining but lesser experienced leaders would run the troop, but like “Polar Bear” said… that they really need our help to make it work!