Patrol spirit is that element that gets zip and go into everything the Patrol sets out to do. It's Patrol spirit that puts fun and fellowship into Patrol meetings, real meaning into the life of the Patrol. It's Patrol spirit that makes it seem worthwhile for a fellow to sacrifice some of his own comforts for the good of the whole Patrol . . . that makes discipline a simple matter because each fellow wants to do what's right . . . that makes every boy feel the fineness of standing together through thick and thin, rain or shine. With Patrol spirit a Patrol becomes strong and permanent.
- Robert Baden Powell, Founder of Boy Scouts