One thing I would do differently as an 11YO Scout Leader in the Church would be to provide far less instruction. In other words, I think Patrol meetings would look more like "today's goal is to be able to do X skill. You all have handbooks, and I brought the necessary materials, so have at it." I'd still provide guidance as necessary, and a safety valve, but I'd leave it to the boys to read and do, instead of mimic me. That they perfectly perform a given skill or pass off any requirement would be secondary to their actually digging in and learning about and doing something.
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