Re: Webelos Book Cover
Kevin S Woods (kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU)
Mon, 28 Nov 1994 15:24:51 -0500
On Wed, 23 Nov 1994, Mike Lake wrote:
> Has anyone else noticed that the photo on the cover of the BSA Webelos book
> shows a group of 7 boys camping with only four adults present? This doesn't
> seem to be setting a good example (though it probably happens more often
> than it should).
If everyone thinks that Webelos camping is always 1 on 1 you should get a
Every year I have an argument about this. The BSA/CSA leaders manual
states "Webelos camping SHOULD be 1 on 1, NOT MUST be 1 on 1." I have
webelos dens that average 6-7 boys with 4 webelos dens in the pack.
Where do you think I am going to get all those adults, much less the
equipment to supply them.
Each council should evaluate this standard and adapt it to meet the needs
of its constituents. Webelos, especially 5th grade Webelos is
preparation for the "Boy Run" Boy scout program" If every boys parent is
there, who do you think will do things.
As a 9 year den leader, 2 year cubmaster, I know when parents are good to
have around and when they are not. As a leader YOU must have control of
the boys. If they are always looking over their shoulder at dad, you
never "Have" them.
A 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 ration of adults (especially if registered and
trained) is more than sufficient for a Webelos outing.
Kevin S. Woods
Cubmaster/Ass. Webelos den leader
Pack 100, Raymond, N.H.
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