I don't know if this was unique to NJ, but we'd a "Chief" along with another officers and whoever was Key ensured another officers did their job. It had been a REAL chain of order! We use to take trips, particularly for the patrol boys. One other Passaic schools we achieved on the visits had Patrol kids and THEY also had a Chief. The Patrol Kids were huge in the past, also the Catholic Colleges had Patrol Boys. While we're able to have, we didn't have women in those days and I can't recall if our badges claimed "College Security Patrol" or "School Child Patrol" but we named ourselves "Patrol Boys" ;.
On poor climate times, we got in early and grabbed the yellow raincoats and hats and sought out to the designated sides (up to 9-10 blocks away) almost as much as the old Passaic High School. The raincoats and caps advised me of the old sailor's raingear. A "Maggie May" limit which was just like a downturned Sailor hat and the raincoat was extended and bulky. Are you able to envision nowadays? A next grader ranking in the middle of the streets in Passaic, using their right back, considered traffic and stopping cars!! No signs, no standard just a white belt across your chest offered you the authority to manage traffic and persons paid attention. We were the very first ones up and ready and the last to get house following school. At the end of the change when the school bell rang each day, the Patrol Boy closest to the college screamed down the stop, "DISMISSED" and each part could exchange and shout it down to the next until it reached the furthest corner. Several years later while operating house from a revenue call I heard the "DISMISSED" being screamed out and it produced a look to my face. When I troubled to look about, I saw these small young ones Badges for schools
with red (ours were white) devices with badges making their given posts. Did I believe, were WE that young to possess this kind of duty? I couldn't think we did that at therefore small an age. I recall being the biggest kid around!!!!!
Commonly becoming a Patrol Child, you had been proposed by some one and we had principles that WE enforced and followed. Still another way was if a Patrol Boy asked you to "sub" for him several times. "Subbing" designed that you used someone's gear briefly if they were sick or out for the day and you took over their post (you didn't obtain the marker, the "real" Patrol Boy used that on his gear over his pants pocket while he was not on duty. It had been cool to be always a Patrol Boy if you haven't guessed). At the end of the "duty" or day, you offered it back again to whoever you were subbing for. If you didn't record for work a lot of situations or had way too many subs for number good reason, you were fired. Think it or not., those choices were left to the Main and Leader the sixth graders! We ran our plan (obviously beneath the eye of the Principle)
We practiced marching, we participated in parades representing our school against other schools in a contest. The college that gained the marching match on a memorial time ( it was a county-wide contest) visited the State Marching Competition. I don't know if there was a National Marching Contest. We had other responsibilities too. We kept kiddies in the playground, we had the obligation of getting small kiddies house or escorting young ones house when they certainly were ill and shipped them to their parents and we seen the little ones in one part to another making certain nothing happened to them. In those times, it wasn't uncommon for teachers and their lessons to go to their location in the city. 2-4 Patrol Boys and a Patrol Boy Specialist were assigned to accompany the school and teachers wherever they were going. We would work up ahead and stop traffic and wait before school crossed, and then work up to another place and do the exact same thing. It was true perform and plenty of responsibility for 4th and 5th graders. Some trips were around a distance out and about 20 or 30 blocks!