Re: Following rules (was Tiger Cubs and Belt Loops)
Thu, 2 Mar 1995 08:40:58 -0700
On the issues of Tiger Cub being awarded Belt Loops, Ronald Oakes cites the
example of "A fifth grader and a sixth grader, both scouts in the appropriate
orginization, play a team sport such as soccer and are on the same team."
He goes on to state that at the end of the season, "If he does the other
requirements, the sixth grader has completed requirement 2 of the Sports
merit badge." He then states that "If the Webelos Scout already had his
Athlete (I think that the right name) award from his fourth grade year, he
would not get any credit?"
Actually, while the Boy Scout would have completed a MB req, the Webelos
boy _Should_ recieve something for his efforts. The Cub Scout program has
already provided for this, in the form of the Cub Scout Sports Pin.
When I was a Webelos Leader, if any boys in my Den played an organized team
sport for the entire season, I made sure that they _did_ recieve this pin.
As I posted before, this worked very well, except for the one boy who played
"Pop Warner" football. The Cub Scout Sports Pin also has the advantage
that it can be earned more that once.
I had to put in my $0.02 here. I hope it clarifies some things.
Chuck Bramlet, ASM Troop 323
Thunderbird District, Grand Canyon Council
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