Re: Webelos AoL Req, Bridging, Attitudes
HENRY S. HEINE (hheine@WELCHLINK.WELCH.JHU.EDU)
Mon, 5 Jun 1995 15:05:56 -0400
On Sun, 4 Jun 1995, John Pannell wrote:
> It seems throughout this thread Webelos Scouting is being treated like
> nothing but a "minor league" or "farm team" for the Boy Scouts. All the
> emphasis seems to be put on making them into good Boy Scouts. Increasing
> transition rates and preparing the boys for Boy Scouts are all good and
> admirable goals but I wonder if we are losing sight of another important
> goal: providing a great Webelos program. The primary job of the Cub and
> Webelos leaders should be to provide the best program for that section that
> they can, not to turn the kids into good Boy Scouts.
John you are absolutly correct, however look and read the Arrow of Light
requirements. The second year program of Webelos is almost a "farm team"
if your main pupose is simply to complete those requirements. The overall
Webelos program can be the most fun and rewarding in Scouting if all the
other little things, surronding activity pins and Webelos outdoor
activities are followed. But as we all know many times the Leaders or
lack thereof means that only the bare minimum of requirements are met and
hence the program becomes a "Boy Scout Farm Team".
Hank Heine email@example.com
SM Troop 615,COR Pack 461
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