Re: LDS differences (Cubs)
Settummanque, the blackeagle (lwggaian@SIERRA.NET)
Tue, 2 May 1995 22:27:30 -0700
<One difference that I can attest to in LDS Cub Scout Packs in our area
<starts their Cub Scouts with third grade boys. I have had two families
<register their boys with my Pack as first or second graders and tell me
<that they would only be with my Pack until their child reached third
<grade, then they would transfer to the LDS Pack.
<Our district roundtable meetings are held at this LDS church, and they
<are very supportive of Scouting in the area. They did tell us that we
<could not serve any beverages that contained caffiene, nor was smoking
<allowed anywhere on the church property, including the parking lot.
My son is not registered in our LDS Ward Cub Pack. As part of my Woodbadge
Ticket four years ago I started a new Cub Pack at our local elementary school.
At that time he was Tiger Cub age and desperatly wanted to participate. Now
that he is almost a first year Weblos Scout he doesn't wish t leave the Pack
and join the LDS Pack in his Ward. He would only just now get the change to
be starting Bears at church.
Locally the church leadership from a Stake level is highly supportive of
Scouting. It doesn't always transfer down to a unit level. Our District
Roundtable is held in a Ward building, our District Dinner is held at the
Stake Center, and Scoutmaster Fundamentals is held on Church property as well.
(All without coffee)
I have read all the posts about LDS Scouting with interest. When I first
started in Scouting it was as a new LDS unit Scoutmaster. I looked around our
stake at other units and decided that the Scoutmaster in one of the Wards was
someone that I needed to model my program after. He had been a LDS
Scoutmaster for 15 continuous years (quite an accomplishment). I asked him
what the secret was to having a successful LDS UNit. His response: "Lots of
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