Re: Webelos to Boy Scout transition
Leah R. Wolf (WOLF@CUA.BITNET)
Fri, 30 Oct 1992 13:26:49 -0500
We are happy to have a very good relationship with our sister Troop. One of
our Assistant Den Leaders was the Scoutmaster until this month and he has
encouraged the Troop leaders and committee to work with the Pack, especially
making a point of including the 5th grade Webelos in camping trips, weekly
meetings, and so on. My son graduated from the Pack this past May. As part of
the ceremony, the Pack presented a Boy Scout neckerchief and slide and the
Troop presented the Boy Scout Handbook to each of the 10 boys graduating from
Cubs. After the ceremony, the boys were invited to fill out a Boy Scout
application (the Troop picking up the $1.00 transfer fee), thus becoming
able to participate as a Boy Scout in the Troop's activities during the
summer. All these boys earned their Tenderfoot during the summer, giving them
a jump on the three boys who signed up in September (two from our group of
ten, who didn't sign up in May and did not participate in Troop activities
during the summer).
I am also happy to report that the Pack and Troop are now working together
in providing and training Den Chiefs for the Pack. Our Assistant Cubmaster,
who is also a 4th grade Webelos Den Leader, has a son in the Troop. The
former Scoutmaster has a son who was in my son's den last year. All three of
these boys will be going to the Den Chief Conference (while I am at the
Pow Wow) tomorrow. Ronnie is already assigned to his dad's den in the Pack.
Sean and Andrew will be assigned where needed most.
Sorry to ramble so. I hope that this information is helpful.
Leah R. Wolf
Committee Chair, Pack 224
Patuxent District, National Capital Area Council
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