Re: Eagle before 13?
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Tue, 27 Sep 1994 16:19:02 EDT
>One concern that I have always had with Scouting is it seems to be open ended.
>We have a great ceremony for all boys coming into scouts, either a cross-over
>or other equally symbolic ritual. But for those that depart (other then
>eagles), they just seem to fade away. For those not working on advancement
>anynmore, no specific time reference exists... they have no tangible goal.
>At times I think it would be good if Scouting had an end, a formal closure for
>everyone...from which point they move on to a new stage of life.
Scouts in Scouts Canada will, ideally, move on the Venturers somewhere
around the age of 14. After four years in Venturing (the Company
may or may notchoose towork on badges), the Venturer should then
move on to Rovers, around his 18th birthday.(I've never heard of
Venturer-Rover crossover ceremonies, though).
Rovers kinda doesn't have an end, though it technically finishes
at age 26. By that time, most people are then leaders in other groups
anyways, and some do stay around the Rover crew, others don't.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City