Re: Questions on Cub Advancement/Awards
Lynne A Fitzsimmons (lynnef@MDHOST.CSE.TEK.COM)
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 14:12:19 -0700
Our pack went from 60 to 80 this year. We aren't planning on changing how
we do awards and advancement. And, the way we do it is:
1) Boys may begin working on Wolf, Bear, and Webelos as soon as they
graduate from their previous state. In our case, Tigers graduate in
March or April, and the Wolves and Bears graduate in June. This means
they can do advancement activities at Cub Scout Day Camp or Webelos
Resident Camp (Adventure Cove, at Camp Clark on the Oregon Coast. Beautiful
place, and nice beach).
2) The cubmaster feels that Bobcat is the most important ceremony, since it
is there that the boy makes a promise (I put the Girl Scout Investiture
Ceremony right up there with it.) He pulls out all the candles and stuff.
He will do as many of those as there is a need for....
He also feels that if a boy has earned an advancement award, he shouldn't
have to wait for the entire Den to catch up. So the boy gets his award,
with appropriate ceremony, at the next Pack meeting.
Arrow points and Webelos activity pins are also presented at pack meeting.
Segments (our district does this immediate recognition thing for hikes,
trips to places, service project, pinewood derby/space derby/raingutter
regatta participation, etc. Nasty little patches to sew on, and the
boys get lots of them. My 5th grade son has just caught on that they
are a pretty trivial recognition, but the little guys like them. But I
digress...) and belt loops are given to the Den leaders to hand out at the
next pack meeting, but they are printed up in the Pack Meeting Program.
3) For BB guns and archery, our Council Camps issue a certificate to boys
who have earned the beltloop (and possibly pin), so there is documentation.
For other stuff, no signature other than Akela (parent, den leader, teacher)
Lynne Fitzsimmons email@example.com
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