Kevin S Woods (kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU)
Mon, 11 Mar 1996 10:52:54 -0500
On Sun, 10 Mar 1996, Bill Fox wrote:
> Now, truth be told, Webolos to Scout transition is not my strong suit, but
> isn't a Webolos required to visit three DIFFERENT TROOPS in order to earn his
> Arrow of Light. I know this has come up of late in my district.
Bill, et al...if this were the case what would scouts do in a town with
only 1 pack and 1 troop? Please re-read current requirements before
putting things like this out.
Ref. the issue: As Cubmaster for a large pack and Scoutmaster for a
small troop, I believe in encouraging Webelos to visit all troops within
their town or "area". Our troop began as an "alternate" to the existing
troop. The pack and my troop have the same Charter Org. As Cubmaster I
highly encourage the Webelos to visit both troops in town. Although we
are the same basic program, there are differences in the types of
activities the scouts want to participate in. One may be more "high
adventure" than the other. Yet they both promote the outdoors experience.
The other troop in town does not have an associated pack and given all
the other youth activities in town it is unlikely there would be enugh
leaders to form a new one. I have my hands full keeping enough DL's for
It would be easy for me as CM to encourage boys into my troop, but I feel
they need to visit, experience, and decide themselves. (I also encourage
Kevin S. Woods Raymond, N.H.
Cubmaster Pack 100 H-603-895-9010
Scoutmaster Troop 111 W-603-624-8178
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