This section describes the phase and patrol traditions and symbols which have typically been used within Patrol Leader Development from one year to the next.
The Campsite Inspection Rating Plan
|Points received||Color and relative position of colored stag on rating pole|
|54-or less||Green low|
Troop Totem Large pole carved by staff to represent that year; PA's ought to be seen carving all week to show candidates that youth run the program. Past totems are displayed in cere-mony area.
Each patrol member receives a color-coded stave for their patrol using the following schema.
Each patrol is to develop:
Instill first day:
These names are drawn from the White Stag legend; their descriptions are from the book, The White Stag, by Kate Seredy.
Cush, the Great Leader, father of Nimrod, who was given the power to understand the voice of God a long, long time after the people had been scattered from Babylon. It is he who first knew of the great land to the west, "rich in game and green pastures between two great rivers plentiful in fish, surrounded by mountains, warmed by the sun, sheltered from the cold..."
Nimrod, Mighty Hunter before the Lord, is the father of Hunor and Magyar. He is the patriarch of his people, and his people are the first to sight the miraculous stag, the first to follow it "to a land like an immense green bowl surrounded by mountains, warmed by the sun, sheltered from the cold." It is he first who prophesied the "Scourge of Hadur," Attila.
The Twin Eagles of Hadur, the two brothers who rule over the people of Nimrod after their father's death. It is these two whose disagreements cause the split in the family and tribe, that leads to the formation of the Hun and the Magyar tribes. They lead their people across many lands, against many hostile peoples, in pursuit of the miraculous stag, the White Stag.
Damon is the young boy who has a vision and prophesies the marriage of Hunor and Magyar to the Moonmaidens, and Damos who blessed Hunor's son, Bendeguz, the White Eagle.
He is the first leader of the Huns, the first to stain the White Eagle's wings with red blood. He leads his people in war, "not because we want to, but because nothing must stand in our way, we must and we will reach our land of destiny." He allies his tribe with those of Aleeta, of the Cimmerians, and the alliance produces a "man-child," Attila.
Born in the year 408, Attila is the leader who finally pursues the White Stag through the Car-pathian Mountains. It is his people whose backs are to the mountain walls as their enemies rejoice in the Huns' imminent defeat. Attila is the "Red Eagle," prophesied by Nimrod and Damos, the "Scourge of God." He overcomes his defeat to lead his people west over the Carpathian Mountains to find a new land for his people.
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