While individual advancement is an important component of Boy Scouts, the Patrol Method enables a Scout to experience leadership, teamwork and cooperation. Patrols are the building blocks of a Boy Scout Troop. A patrol is a small group of boys who are similar in age, development, and interests. Working together as a team, patrol members share the responsibility for the patrol's success. They gain confidence by serving in positions of leadership. All patrol members enjoy the friendship, sense of belonging, and achievements of the patrol and of each of its members.


Troop 1203 embraces the Patrol Method of Scouting and recognizes positive Patrol behaviors through a Patrol Recognition system which recognizes and reinforces positive Patrol Behavior.


Troop 1203 includes Patrol Competitions in the program to enable Scouts to practice Scouting Skills through fun competitive games.