Unit plans out programme for following term
What badges/awards have been earned
Review how current programme went
Diary dates to add to programme
List of "days" to aid programme planning
List of activity wishes from members
Previous programmes and ideas
Patrol leaders lead the discussion and planning of the programme for the coming term - usually run in the penultimate week of term
Use variety of methods to get ideas - snowball, suggestion box, previous programmes etc.
Leaders to assist with logistic support and directing discussion where needed
Split up night with series of quick-fire games and activities to prevent boredom
Need to pre-warn patrol leaders of aim and objectives of evening.