Patrol Whatsapp groups are allowed for each patrol. The object is to enable direct communication between the scouts so that they can arrange activities more easily themselves. For this reason, scouts with cellphones are on the group and parents of scouts will cellphones are excluded from the groups. The Troop Scouter is on every group to ensure that there is not bullying or misbehaviour. Where a scout does not have a cellphone, one or both parents are added to the group.
It is part of scouting that the scouts learn to arrange activities themselves. It is inevitable that there will be issues arising from this as the scouts undergo a learning curve. This can result in frustration for adults but we ask that parents refrain from “taking over” organisation of an event. Where necessary, the troop scouter or an assistant troop scouter will step in to assist.