Following the rules (?)
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Thu, 25 Feb 1993 19:10:00 EST
quoted From: HOLMAN_JIM/OMGATE_OA@GATE.US.OHIO-STATE.EDU
> they've let him 'earn' his Wolf badge & he is working on the Bear now.
> They figure he can do the whole Webelos program next year in the 5th
Jim, this actually is _not_ the way the program is supposed to work, as you
indicated... but if the kid is bright, it may not be a problem.
> I can't imagine that council examines cub advancement reports closely
> enough to catch an age/grade problem with a cub badge.
Nope they don't, unless it's brought to their attention that they ought to
look at it more closely <g>.
> how do I handle this kid's advancement when he transfers to us?...
> He will be Webelos II age, but won't have done ANY Webelos activities & he
> will be so out of sync with the others that I don't see how he can do
> enough to get his Arrow of Light.
Well... it really depends on what the parents want to do. You can educate
them as to general policy and make suggestions, but that's about it unless
you're willing to pull the plug on the "Packmaster". In the long run, it
will be best if the CM operates within the guidelines of the program, and I
suspect he has not been to BCLT (Basic Cub Leader Training) or other
District provided leader training, so maybe a talk with the UC (Unit
Commissioner) for that pack might be in order.
Either way you decide to handle it, I susppect the boy will be OK. Unless an
11 yr old is learning disabled, he should have any trouble completing the
AOL (Arrow of Light) and all the WEBELOS requirements in one year (June to
April). In this area, we purposely have to rein in the 10 yr old WEBELOS to
keep them from getting all of the 'two-year' program done in their 1st year
as it is.
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