Re: Troop Problem with Webe
Peter Van Houten (peterva@QM.WV.TEK.COM)
Tue, 7 Mar 1995 12:44:44 -0800
Bob -- A question that immediately comes to mind in response to your message sta
>> I find myself feeling that you are a bit early in wanting to have your boys
>> with the Troops.
With district camporee in one month (April 21st) and troops now making their pla
ns to attend. When should I be talking with these troops? The week prior. In
order for a Webelos to attend they must have a sponsoring troop. Seeing that we
are completing our first year, AND that cross-over is in Feb/March this spring
outing is the only District Campout that we as Webelos can attend. The Fall cam
poree is Webelos Woods in our District and interestingly has little if no repres
entation of Troops (Yes it has Boy Scouts on Staff, but not working in a Troop/P
>> A good bridging program is one in which both the den and the troop work
>> to make it successful. (Section Deleted...) That after all is major part of
the second year
Agreed! Looking at a chart distributed by Council showing the life of a Cub Sco
ut...interestingly the 2nd year Webelos program beginning in March. I don't kno
w if this comes out of National or not.
Please note the questions I raise are not necessarily because of a lack of whats
going on. I've been involved in Scouting for a good number of years, several o
f which has been as a Troop Commissioner. (However, that was 10 years ago) Of
late my boy is a Webelos and I'm his den leader, but I also hold training positi
ons/chairmanships at the council level. I have a fairly good handle on the prog
ram as it should be run, But (and a very big but) I'm finding as I get more invo
lved at the unit level there are much more different opinions and more individua
lization of units doing things there own way.
>> It is important that we do not forget that the boy is the one who must make t
his decision. We
>> present options.
Peter Van Houten / E-Mail: email@example.com
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City