Re: Older boy in Webelos Den?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Tue, 2 Aug 1994 01:12:07 -0400
While there is a certain amount of rigidity built into the program and
driven by policy there is always some flexibility. Scouting has always
made exceptions for developmentaly disabled persons. If the problem here
is one that can be characterized as such a disability, your local Council
probably will be able to help you.
I agree with the comments that it is better that Rhys be allowed to be in
the Webelos-I Den than for him to quit Scouting. This should be preceded,
however, by a discussion with Rhys' parents and Rhys.
If a disability situation does not exist, they need to know that he won't
be able to stay for a second year and that he will have to move to Boy
Still its better that he get a taste. Maybe after a few months, he will
be ready to shift and things can be reevaluated.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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