Healthy competition between patrols can have a positive outcome when presented in the right spirit. Naturally, when patrol makeup is homogenous, there’s more of a level playing field. But, when patrols are organized by age, to compensate for the difference in skill levels, certain handicaps might be introduced. In this instance or when individual patrol attendance is disproportionate, dividing the troop into equal crews can be a practical alternative.
A system of recording patrol points for these activities can be adopted and contribute towards patrol spirit. But, the presentation of the activities is in itself beneficial, and carries with it its own rewards. Therefore, determining winners, scoring, and points are optional.
Though these games are fun to play when pitting patrol against patrol, the following activities can also be enjoyed when played by a single patrol-sized group.