I've recently taken on my Scout Troop, and thinking about improving team work as patrols. But looking at how others do it, and whether it works. I have a good bunch of Scouts, 12 at the moment but soon to have another half dozen. Their behaviour by and large is very good, but I feel a regular patrol competition would help improve teamwork and bring about more enthusiasm.

Do you run a monthly or termly patrol competition?
Do you award points?
Is there any reward for winning the competition?
And I suppose the biggest question, do the Scouts take it seriously? if not how do you get your's to take it seriously?

Many thanks