What you learn
Youth 11-13 usually attend Phase 1 Patrol Member Development. In this program you learn how to be an effective team member of a close-knit group. You’re taught about the responsibilities of group membership and how to contribute your leadership skills.
White Stag Sierra Phase 1 teaches you camping skills to help you feel more independent and able to take care of yourself. We also use the outdoor skills to help you learn leadership skills.
As a youth preparing to enter high school, you’ll learn:
- Leadership means to help keep the group together and get the job done.
- The responsibilities of a patrol member, individually and collectively.
- How to assume leadership roles usually available to youth 11-13 years old, like:
- School band section leader
- Scout Patrol Leader
- Team captain
- 4-H club officer
- Class officer
- Five beginning leadership skills, including:
- Setting the Example
- Getting and Giving Information
- Knowing and Using the Resources of the Group
- The Patrol Method
To attend Phase 1 Patrol Member Development, you need to meet the following qualifications:
- Be 11 years old. Or
- Have graduated from the 5th grade.
- Previous hiking or camping experience is helpful but not required.
What you do
You take an overnight backpack trip about 3-5 miles long. There are lots of team-related games, leadership development activities, and swimming, campfires, skits, songs, and lots of camp yells.
Space is limited
As of May 28, Phase 1 Patrol Membership Development is full. To be added to our waitlist, please contact us.
Save up to $50 if you pay your camp fees and turn in your application by May 16. Apply today!