Re: Pack Description
or blackeagle ("Settummanque)
Fri, 29 May 1992 12:09:00 EDT
Peter and others concerned about the "upside down Bobcat" presentation:
In the Cub Scout Program Helps in 1986, 89 and in several other Cub Scouting
resources, it talks about using this method in presenting the Bobcat badge
to new Cubs. While Akela hands the badge(badges) to the mothers of the
new Cubs, the fathers hold them upsidedown. In cases where fathers are not
present, other adults may be substituted. The mother pins the badge on the
shirt so that she can read it. Then the father/sub turns the Cub upside right.
Then Akela tells them that in order to give the Bobcat pin a "good turn"
that the Bobcat must do a "good turn" for someone.
That's the way it is....I was done this way and it *hasn't given me any
damage at all.....so it must be okay if now National is doing it!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City