Re: Webelos crossover
David A. Crow (Cfi@AOL.COM)
Wed, 8 Mar 1995 16:34:46 -0500
"Peter Van Houten is writing about having 30 Webelos for crossover. How does
one merge that many boys into an existing troop? In Girl Scouts they would
stay together and go to next age level, as their own troop. Is this not the
way ot works for Boy Scouts?"
The short answer is no.
The longer answer is that Boy Scout units are not as fluid as Girl Scout
units in that they require a sponsor and gradually grow from a core of five
boys (minimum) to as large a size as the community, sponsor and troop
committee can manage (100+ possible but unusual with 30-40 more typical). It
is possible that the Cub leaders not finding a troop convenient or well
managed to there liking could go to either the district membership committee
or the local scout professional (DE) and find a sponsor to start a new troop.
This does not happen frequently but when it does it is more akin to the
process you see in the GSUSA.
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