Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Wed, 9 Feb 1994 22:07:02 CST
Barb Stephens <bsteph@BLUEJAY.CREIGHTON.EDU> writes:
>Since I joined this listserve over a month ago, I have been meaning to
>get a leader's manual and/or other reference manual to educate myself as
>to the nomenclature/ranks everyone talks about. To ease my frustration,
>could someone give a brief summary of the passage of a boy through the
>Boy Scout levels? I am a den leader for Wolfs and I think I know the
>progression through Cub Scouts is Tiger ... Wolf ... Bear ... 1st year
>Webelos ... 2nd year Webelos. Then what?
Glad that you asked us all....here's what the "typical" Scout goes
from - to:
(you have the progression correct for Cub Scouting...)
(and Mike Brown had it correct as far as the actual "ranks" are
concerned...and someone else...(I didn't get the name) mentioned that
from Boy Scouts they go to Exploring...here's the entire thing
Scout (as Mike said, just a joining acknowledgement to wear ....)
Star someplace between here
and Eagle, older Scouts someplace here (depending
Life are placed in either a on age, the Scout may
Varsity Team or a Venture decide to become a member
Eagle Crew (depending on age).... of an Explorer Post. He
or he can continue to can continue to work to
Bronze Palm serve in his Troop. Eagle ONLY if he is still
registered in the Troop
(combinations of the Bronze, Gold and Silver Palms)
(all Explorers) (Sea Explorers)
Explorer Acheivement Award Ordinary
Please note, Barb, that MOST Scouts don't go to a Explorer Post when
they turn 15 or start high school...they stay in the Troop or move to
the Troop's Varsity Team or Venture Crew while they work on the rest
of the advancement program. Also, most Explorers don't work on either
the traditional Acheivement Award nor the Sea Exploring rank program.
They're there for the fun and enjoyment. Finally, there USED to be a
way that Explorers could earn Eagle in a Post or Ship WITHOUT being
dual-registered as a Scout. Not anymore. The Boy Scout advancement
program is designed for _Boy_Scouts_. Varsity and Venture Scouts are
considered Boy Scouting programs.
Hope this helps. As far as a booklet or manual, I don't think there's
one that explains the ENTIRE SCOUTING TRANSITION (I guess that's my
NEXT project to do...hehehe), but there are separate manuals that
explains the Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting programs. Check out the
Cub Scout Leader Book (a notebook-type manual) and the Scoutmasters'
Handbook from your local Council or from a retailer that sells
Scouting items. There's an Exploring Leader Handbook, but it's more
technical (explaining how to run an Explorer Post or Ship) than it is
on the operational end. It's that way for a reason...most Explorer
Posts and Ships are not into the advancement thing.
Thanks again for asking....and stop blushing! It was a GREAT question!
Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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