Re: Age for joining Boy Scouts
Matt Gulick (mgulick@RADIUS.COM)
Wed, 22 Mar 1995 14:34:20 -0800
>>>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
>>Joining requirement is 11 for non Cubs.
>Actually, a boy must have reached his 11th birthday OR have completed the
>This boy would be better served by joining a Webelos den, and crossing over
>to Boy Scouts after he finishes fifth grade. Webelos is a two-year program,
>but it is possible to earn the Arrow of Light in one year. Even if he
>doesn't earn the AoL, the Webelos experience will prepare him for Boy Scouts.
Or there is a third option being that he has earned his Arrow of Light but
that does not sound like an option in this case.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City