Large Gaming group

So I have a rather large gaming group. 8 other people besides me. I recently bought the Mouse Guard RPG and would like to try and make it work for all of my group. I was thinking I would make 2 patrols and have them work side by side on a goal. Any other suggestions for me?

Definitely split the group into two smaller patrols. Send them on separate, but related, missions. Any chance you could get another player to step up into the GM role so you don’t have to cut back and forth between the patrols?

Mouse Guard plays with six players and a GM at most (and even that’s too much). With eight players, the patrols will blast through obstacles using their massive amounts of helping dice.