US New Webelos Leader
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Sat, 5 Nov 1994 00:25:31 -0500
Welcome to the list. Watch here for great ideas.
At home consider attending your district's Cub Scout Leaders' Roundtable,
which will give you many great ideas on den meeting activities, planning
and information on coming district and council activities. If not too
late consider attending your Council's Cub Scout Pow Wow or University of
Scouting, where there are usually courses on Webelos activities. And as
soon as you can try to attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training.
In the meantime, there are excellent fast-start videos available through
your local training committee and probably through your Scout office.
Talk to past Webelos Den leaders, borrow their ideas.
Inventory the resources you have; e.g. the talents and hobbies of the
parents and ask them to help on activity badges.
Plan a two year program that allows even advancement culminating in a
cross-over to Boy Scouts early enough for the Webes to sign up for summer
camp and attend the spring camporee in your area.
Read anything you can get your hands on about Webelos Dens, especially the
new Cub Scout Leader's Handbook and don't forget to get a "How-To Book".
At first you'll feel like you're drinking from a firehose, but it will all
settle into place. Good luck! After all its only an hour a week! :))
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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