Trail Life

Patrol Method

Our troop is organized at the younger ages purely by age. Woodlands Trail youth are either in the Fox Patrol (ages 5-6), Hawk Patrol (ages 7-8), or the Mountain Lion Patrol (ages 9-10). Woodlands Trail boys meet parallel but separately from the older boys who comprise the Navigators (ages 11-13) and Adventurers (ages 14-17). In accordance with principles that Robert Baden Powell borrowed from the British military, Navigators and Adventurers form patrols of approximately 6-8 boys, in which the older and more experienced boys practice their leadership skills and teach their less experienced peers many of the skills they will need while youth adventuring. Each patrol adopts a distinct name related to the faith, as well as a patron saint for the patrol. Each patrol elects a Patrol Leader, an assistant Patrol Leader, and a Band of Brothers Mentor. The troop currently has five patrols:

Meet the Patrols

> Cristeros
> Crusaders
> Fulminata
> Knights of the Immaculata
> Vendee