Instead of numbering them, rename the leader of the patrol like the named ones we already know. Every patrol would have a special name then. That should do the trick. ;-)
I would suggest these names:
That could be good with special KP's that spawn once a week or so!
Escorting eggs or some valuable from one kittin nest to another :)
Homins could hunt them to seek challenge and rare/important resources ! (supreme mats to dig aren't important anymore)