RE: Webelos Badge -- what does it mean?
Sleezer, Jim (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Wed, 14 Oct 1992 08:34:26 CST
On Tue, 13 Oct 1992 17:13:04 EDT Don Izard said:
> Dependending on what time frame you were a CUB, there was in the
> past, A LION Badge after the Wolf and Bear. AND (big AND) the
> ORGINAL WEBELOS badge was just a 'W' on the twill diamond!! \/\/
> The Arrow of light has remained esentially the same in appearance,
> but if you read some of the past explanations and meanings of the
> RAYS, the one I always used at presentations, was the SEVEN GREATEST
> WISDOMS! (but with out my ceremonies notes, I can't tell you what
> the seven wisdoms are, But I expect someone out there still has
> that ceremony arround) We used a seven candle ARROW and lite each
> candle as we explained the meaning. I know from previous notes,
> there is one other FORMER CUB SCOUT out there that earned the LION
> badge, and knows of the W badge (PRE CORN COB)! I leave it up to
> you to reveal your age (really old), AND YOUR WISDOM.
I earned the Lion badge years ago, plus three arrow points under it. Then
we earned the Arrow of Light in six months. Being an October birthday, I
moved into a Scout troop in the fall.
This reminds me of another question. At a recent roundtable, there was
discussion about the transition from Webelos to Scout. Several leaders
suggested that boys should not move so early (i.e., in the spring) and should
not go to camp the first summer. I had always seen spring as the *best* time
to move to Scouts. I'm sure this will be a topic for further discussion;
do any of you have comments to share?
Jim Sleezer, **looking forward to taking over RT in January**
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City