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We've done that before... and it's fun to make up names for them too... We had open the barn door march... going from a 3x3 to a straight line. And we made a triangle step instead of box step... nuclear march... it was fun... :P

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ok :?: that is really weird.


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i am form ky-tn :lol:

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Sometimes made-up drill moves can get out of hand. But, most of the time they are really harmless and quite fun.

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chelsa wrote:
i am form ky-tn :lol:


Ok. If you don't know exactly what the requirements are for your conference, feel free to ask an area cordinator. Ask some people from different clubs if they might know about drill moves in your conference. I will look around and see if I can find our more for you.

Some conferences have a competition that have required moves. Some have a free-for-all competition. Others have both or none at all.

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I don't think we have freestyle but I would love to do it.


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Yeah it is. Freestyle shows a different side of a drill team. Unlike form competition that has required moves, a freestyle doesn't have too many guidelines.

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[/quote]

There are several required moves in the GCC. I will list them for you.
Star Formation/To the Winds March
To the Rear March
Circle the Circle
and... I forgot the last one (I'll get back to you on that on)

I hope I have been of some assistance.

and Pinwheel[/quote]

Could you describe some of these please. I would like to change them a bit to make up some new moves for our club if it's ok. We've got a great fancy drill team this year (1st year ever for us). We have done a to the winds march with circular formation (is it the same as star formation?). How do you do the circle the circle - is it one circle inside the other? Pinwheel sounds like alot of fun.

BTW our club also loves Drill Down. I like the idea of awarding points though - I'm definatly going to do that from now on. The kids love getting things in return for their hard work.

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I would love to explain the different drill requirements for you!

Pinwheel:
Half of the team/squad* is turned in one direction while the other half of the team/squad is facing the oposite direction. The group proceeds to move in a circle being careful to stay in a strait line.
*A drill commander may choose to have one large pinwheel or several smaller groups (or "squads").

To the rear march:
To the rear march is just like it sounds. The drill commander calls the command on the right foot* and the team takes one step forward, pivots on the right foot while doing a 180. When all is said and done, the team is going the opposite direction.
*The right foot is the prefered way of calling the command. If the command isn't called on the right foot, the team takes 3 steps forward and then performs the manuver.

To the Winds March:
I believe that it is also called the star formation. To the Winds is performed by sending idividual team members in several different directions (going away from everyone else) at the same time. The second part of the command is to bring everybody back together at the same time and place. It is one of the harder moves to cordinate.


Circle the Circle March:
This move is completed when 2 different squads of pathfinders are moving in a circilar motion. The 1st group (the inner circle) is moving counter clockwise. The 2nd group (the outer circle) is moving clockwise around the 1st group. There are several ways to get out of this move. I will state the favorite/most popular way. The outer circle breaks off from the formation and moves in a strait line until it is clear of the inner circle. Meanwhile, the inner circle begins to move in the opposite direction from the outer circle once there is an openning in the outer circle. Most groups use this exit as the jumping point to perform the pinwheel.

I hope that this isn't too long a posting and that it was useful for you. Good luck!

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Thanks for explaining the moves veteran. I kinda had the right picture for all except the pinwheel. This will give our club something new to work on.

BTW how long have you been in Pathfinders? Is veteran meaning more than 5?

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No problem.

Yes, that is the meaning behind my screen name. I have been in pathfinders for about ten years :shock:

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Circle the circle sounds like fun! :)

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It is very fun!

BTW... There are 11 required drill moves for the GCC this year. I thought that I would post that for those of you in my conference.

I will be posting the rest as I can find them.

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veteranpathfinder wrote:
To the Winds March:
I believe that it is also called the star formation. To the Winds is performed by sending idividual team members in several different directions (going away from everyone else) at the same time. The second part of the command is to bring everybody back together at the same time and place. It is one of the harder moves to cordinate.

Good luck!


Our club does a variation of "To the Winds" Called: "To the Winds, with a Box Step, march!"
The corners (EDIT: everyone except the center in the 9X9 grid) march 8 eight steps "to the winds" while the center marches in place. Once the eight steps are completed, everyone takes a step to the left, the takes a left face. Left step, left face until everyone is back into their original positions. They do an about face, march eight steps back, face and continu marching. It's quite stunning to see it performed correctly!


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I have seen a move just like that. The only thing different was that we did it without the box step and was only 6 steps.

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Ok everyone. I now have all of the required moves for GCC's compulsorily drill event.

They are as follows:
-Dress right dress
-About face
-Left/Right flank
-Left/Right Obloquies
-Circle the circle
-To the rear march
-Box step
-To the winds/Star formation
-Reverse columns (?)
-Line march (?)

I am not sure how to explain the last two. I will look around a little and let anyone know how to do these if they want.

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wow that sounds ever so much fun.i just wish we had enough ppl to do it with.cause my club still is me and my brother.


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The biggest problem with starting a drill team is getting motivated Pathfinders.

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We know how that goes. Our club always seems to start out strong. With about half the club wanting to participate. And in a club of over 40, that's a lot of kids. But as the year gets in gear (hey that rhymed :lol: ) they tend to lose interest as they see what a commitment it is. If anyone has ideas to keep kids interested, PLEASE let us know... :?

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THANK YOU MUCH!!! That is a great idea, I will pass it on to my director. Thanks pfc :P

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WOW!
So many cool drills on here! Our club sure has the potential... it's just finding the time to practice! Usually we spend half of our meetings drilling. We've got great instructors, and they have drilled us so strictly that we all are on our toes. Let's just say we could fit in the military with little practice. It's all about discipline, and the younger kids see the team and they want to practice, practice! But it's all fun and it's not like we're competing against others, we're competing against ourselves, disciplining ourselves, and pushing ourselves. It's great! I wish we could get a drill team together for the big Southern Union Camporee in '07! That would be awesome! 8)

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Now that my club's investiture is done. Our club's drill teams are working hard to prepare for my conference's fair!! I'll have to share some about what we have done in the past for freestyle drill. I like all the ideas I've read.

:smt083 It would be awesome to make a Teen Zone drill team....kinda impractical sence we live all over the place. (In heaven we'll have to do flying-in-formation marching :smt051 ) But for now, let's keep sharing ideas. :smt038

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Our conference TLTs our trying to get a basic drill for us to do together, but it's going slow.

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LisaM wrote:
Our conference TLTs our trying to get a basic drill for us to do together, but it's going slow.

Just keep on practicing! You should have seen us when we first started! Crooked lines and not knowing our left from our right! It's awesome to think how far we've come, so don't give up! :D

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LisaM wrote:
Our conference TLTs our trying to get a basic drill for us to do together, but it's going slow.


Yea, I 'm looking forward to that Lisa! :) Maybe it will motivate some more teens to join our TLT group... :wink:

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