Kim Moye (kmoye@SPDMAIL.SPD.DSCCC.COM)
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 07:44:21 -0500
and the controversy rages on,
it seems that each council may have it's own way of doing beltloops based
on what i've seen and read.
the beltloops are supposed to be awarded for attempting something new. how
"new" is it to be awarded the same beltloop multiple times?
at his first day camp, my son did not hit the target in archery. i was
still told to award him the beltloop because he tried.
someone wrote that the boys need to understand the book in order to earn
the beltloop. this is actually correct, but impractical for day camps which
is where most boys can earn archery and bb.
i *do* have all the books. in looking to see what the boys could do at a
den meeting when they were bears, i looked at citizenship. almost identical
to what they needed to do for their webelos activity pin. same with
communicator. various spins on your teaching will get them artist and
scientist as i have already posted.
the rule of my pack, we pay for the boys beltloops whether they did it
by themselves on a team sport or as a den. this helps keep the boys in
scouting during the summer if their den is not active (imo).
the boys can only earn the beltloop once, except for some repetition that
may occur when they become webelos to earn their activity pins.
we never award an academic beltloop more than once.
jan, you may want to check out the citizenship, communicator, artist, scientist
and music (showman). if your boys are bears, you may want to wait til next
year to encourage the science beltloop.
webelos den leader
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City