RE: Webelos Badge -- what does it mean?
Jon D. Lyksett (jlykset@EIS.CALSTATE.EDU)
Wed, 14 Oct 1992 09:07:09 -0700
On Wed, 14 Oct 1992, Foley, Mary Lee wrote:
> 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!!
> > ... stuff deleted ...
> > 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.
> > Don
> I never earned any Cub Scout badges since they wouldn't let me join, :-)
> but I helped my mother run the den meetings and I still remember printing
> "Webelos" as "WeBeLoS" and teaching the boys that the upper case letters
> signified the ranks of Wolf, Bear, Lion, Scout in that order. What I don't
> remember is whether that was official or just a mnemonic that Mom used.
> Mary Lee Foley University of Toledo
That *was* the official line in the 50's, anyway. The We'll Be Loyal
Scouts didn't come until later.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City