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 Post subject: TLTs in formation
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:20 pm 
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TLT’s are still part of the regular club. They would form up with the other Voyagers and Guides. That is, if you have any. When marching in a parade, I always prefer to put them between the pathfinders and the staff. That way the difference in the uniform is not mixed in with the standard uniform. They also tend to be taller, and there are great advantages to putting the short ones out in front.

At one time we had 12 TLT’s, and no other high school age Pathfinders. In that case they formed two units. There were 10 other units, five of girls and five of guys. I think there were two units of each for 6th graders. For the TLT’s, we did not separate by gender. There is no right or wrong on how they line up, you just have to consider you situation and select a procedure that addresses most of the issues you face.

Many clubs have a hard time with the question of "Are they staff or Pathfinder?" During regular meetings, they should be treated as much like regular Pathfinders as possible. The difference is that they are included in staff meetings and staff outings, and of course planning sessions.

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I have never had a situation where one of my academy aged Pathfinders was not accepted into the TLT Program. I am sure that is unuasual. In addition we do have them line up as units, that is, with their class during formation if they are Voyager or Guide. The 3rd and 4th year TLT's have always been assistant counselors and once upon a time so where the Guides and when it came about the early Voyagers. Any actually assigned to a unit as an asst. lines up with the counselor behind the unit. The others who have no unit but other responsibilities line up as a unit themselves still according to their class or unit assignment (as we will make a single unit of multiple classes at that age if the group is small).

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Chris Fishell
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