Re: Questions on Cub Advancement/Awards
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 12:28:55 PDT
>At what point should the boys begin working on the Bear or Webelos
>stuff once the school year is over?
Leave the decision to them. If you want, ask them to not go back
on the old ranks arrow points once they start working on the new
rank. I myself follow a weaker rule with my son: I have asked
him what he wants the activity counted for. The only thing I
didn't accept is counting the same activity twice. (But then I
report it to his den leader who reports it to the advancement
>2.) Is it too restrictive to ask the Dens/Patrols to earn advancement
>as a group?
yes. Except of course you don't have patrols in cub scouts.
>I, as Cubmaster don't want to do 6 Bobcat ceremonies each year.
Sorry, I think this is your job as Cubmaster :-). What I do with
my pack is that the boys which finish at the proposed time get a
nice long special ceremony. The boys which finish later and at
odd times will get the shorter version.
>3.) As Cubmaster and Advancement Committee Member, should we require
>anything other than Leader signoff for awards?
Distingush sign off and reporting. The actual sign of in the book is
done by the parents for Wolfs and Bears but by the den leader for
Webelos. For the reporting: The parents should report the den leader.
The den leader reports the advancement chair. The Cubmaster is out
of the loop (hurray) unless there is a question.
>ie, BB-Gun Beltloops.
The BB-Gun Beltloop is an exception. Packs are not allowed to award
this; the award must be earned at a council set up.
>Should we ask if the boy went to "Official" Cub Camp if we don't know
Yes, you need the BB-Gun Beltloop form signed in writing. No, if
a council qualified instructor signs off, I don't care whether it was
at the "Official" Cub Camp or not.
>Our Leaders (23 registered) have all been through Basic Cub
>Leader and/or Webelos training and many attend Roundtable,
Wonderful. You beat us: Pack 6 has all 8 den leaders basic trained,
but I haven't found out how to make them go to roundtable yet.
>but we don't learn everything there is to know.
But you can make up the rest. One way to deal with people who
"fail the training course" is to ask them to go again as faculty.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City