Re: Webelos den/patrol names
Steven M. Horvath (horvath@COMM.MOT.COM)
Mon, 2 Oct 1995 06:18:52 -0500
We just selected our Webelos patrol name as of last friday. Den 5 is now
the "Cobra Patrol" by a 5-4 margin. We selected the name based on a
majority win rule. Some boys were dissappointed, but not to the extent of
wanting out. It went rather smooth PTL. :)
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On Sun, 1 Oct 1995, Ellen C. Lindow wrote:
> Well, I did it, I asked my boys if they wanted patrol names instead of
> den numbers. They were very enthusiastic. I have a combined den of 3
> 2nd year scouts and 6 1st year scouts. My initial suggestion was for the
> 2nd year Webs be one patrol and the 1st year Webs be a second patrol.
> Everyting went well until they began to try to choose names. The 2nd
> year boys chose "Scorpions" in record time. The first year boys
> suggested several names including Cranes, Hawks and Cougars. Five of the
> boys agreed on Cougars. The sixth flatly refused to have anything to do
> with any of these names, calling them wusssy and several other derogatory
> names. He is the only boy who was a Bear with this Pack. The others are
> new to scouts with the exception of one boy who transferred from another
> Pack. My objector was loud and insistant. The 2nd year Webs volunteered
> to let him join their patrol and be a Scorpion. He agreed readily. The
> other 1st year Webs were happy with this decision too.
> I, on the other hand, have misgivings which I expressed to the boy. In
> the spring, the other Scorpions will become Boy Scouts. He promised that
> he would then become a Cougar and understood that the others would be
> leaving. I acquiesced to prevent a major war. Did I do the right
> thing? All the boys are comfortable with the outcome. They all get
> along well. We all work on the same badges together and do the same
> activities. Why do I still feel that this is a mistake?
> Any comments would be welcome.
> Ellen Lindow | "This is the world we live in
> Wife, Mother, Graduate Student | And these are the hands we're given
> Webelos Den Leader, | Use them and let's start trying
> Systems Administrator | To make is a place worth living in."
> | Genesis, Land of Confusion
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