The Vikings. The oldest patrol in Troop 26 dating back to 1969. The flag has changed a little, the original one was made out of purple and blue felt and had real yellow yarn braided for hair. One year at summer camp, another troop sneaked into our campsite at night and cut the braids off. This is the Viking’s new flag and the patrol has evolved a lot since those early days. Now the Vikings are our new member patrol and is a transitional group. The Patrol Leader and his Assistants are selected by the current SPL. The new boys can get adjusted during their stay with the Vikings and take a look at the other patrols, joining one of them when they make Tenderfoot. It’s one of the oldest Troop traditions.