Re: Age for joining Boy Scouts
Doug Gentry (dwgentry@NETCOM.COM)
Wed, 22 Mar 1995 09:11:51 -0800
Fred Rogers asked ...
>I have a young man who is interested in joining our troop. He will be
>11 in November. He is NOT a Cub Scout and he is just finishing up
>fourth grade. Is there any way to get him into the troop before
>November. In particular, it would be good to be able to get him to
>summer camp with the troop this summer. Thanks for any information you
>Fred Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Scoutmaster of Troop 30
It's tough to discourage a boy's enthusiasm for your program, but it is in
his best interest to bring him into Scouts at the right age and time in his
life. If he were to participate the summer after his 4th grade, he would
be out of step with the other scouts - both physically and socially.
How about finding a Webelos den in your area that is sending some kids to a
Webelos resident camp this summer, and have your young man join them? The
activities there would be age appropriate.
Though technically he could join your troop in November, I'd still
encourage him to link up with a Webelos den for his 5th grade.
Scoutmaster, Troop 1
ex-Cubmaster, Webelos Den Leader, Day Camp Director, and NCS staff
Doug Gentry - Polaris Consulting
119 Ricardo Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611
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