Re: "Tenderfoot" requirements
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Wed, 21 Jul 1993 10:23:01 CDT
-------stuff deleted -- incoming Webelos who have
> earned the Arrow of Light Tenderfoots since "they've fulfilled all the
> Tenderfoot requirements to earn the Arrow of Light, so why do them
> again." True, they've done MOST of them, but they only have to know
> about the Scout Law and Oath as Webelos, not recite them, for example.
> I don't want to cause any future problems by improperly advancing
> anyone, so what gives?
> Jim Holman
Several years ago, national CHANGED the arrow of light requirements and the
Tenderfoot to match. It was around 1986. The purpose was to help in retention
of incoming Webelos. "If they advance faster, they will stay longer." While
that did mean that SM's were asked to review each incoming Webelos with the
AOL, it also left open the way for the SM to require a bit more. The ONLY
thing that at the time was being waived by having obtained the AOL was the time
requirement for Tenderfoot.
While I have a current Webelos book here at the office, my BS Requirements book
is in the car. After lunch I will compare the two as they exist today.
However- two years ago, the requirements DID change, and this ruling does not
exist anymore. It was, however, true. A Webelos Scout with AOL had fulfilled
everything that is required of Tenderfoot, except the time in troop, which was
waived. I will be able to answer this more completely later today, but for now
Yes -- there was a time (just recently) when that was true -- but SM's NEVER had
to agree to it, it was the discretion of the SM.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City