Questions on Cub Advancement/Awards
Tom and Debbie Behnfield (behnfld@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 22:02:40 -0700
Our Pack has grown from about 60 boys last year to over 100 this year.
Awards & Advancement used to be a breeze, but due to the volume,
Debbie(our Awards/Advancement Committe Member) is going to write our
"Leaders' Guide to Awards."
As we were discussing it tonight, we'd like to get input on a couple of
issues right now, and certainly more will come up later.
1.) At what point should the boys begin working on the Bear or Webelos
stuff once the school year is over? Should they continue working on
Arrowpoints for their rank or begin the next one? Should they do both
2.) Is it too restrictive to ask the Dens/Patrols to earn advancement
as a group? I, as Cubmaster don't want to do 6 Bobcat ceremonies each
year. My vote is for 2, 1 in October and 1 in November. Of course, if
a boy joins later we would do one for him.
3.) As Cubmaster and Advancement Committee Member, should we require
anything other than Leader signoff for awards? ie, BB-Gun Beltloops.
Should we ask if the boy went to "Official" Cub Camp if we don't know
for sure? Our Leaders (23 registered) have all been through Basic Cub
Leader and/or Webelos training and many attend Roundtable, but we don't
learn everything there is to know.
Enough for now. Please give us some feedback. We want to do
everything we can to make our great program even better.
Thanks & YIS
Tom Behnfield Debbie Behnfield
Cubmaster Awards/Advancement Committee Member
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City