Re: Cub Advancements/Awards
Joanne R. Merrill (jmerrill@NORFOLK.INFI.NET)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 22:31:35 -0400
I don't know if the rules have changed, or if it is just particular
districts, but when we were involved in Cub Scouts, our pack awarded the
rank advancements (ALL of them) at the following pack meeting. It helped
spur some of the "less ambitious" boys into completing requirements. Once a
boy had completed the badge requirements, he began working on the arrow
points (for Wolf and Bear). Webelos worked together on badges/pins, anyway.
At the end of the school year, the boy and his family could choose to begin
the new level book or continue toward arrow points, but once the new one was
started, that was the level the boy worked on.
We always tried to have everyone complete their rank by Blue and Gold so
they had time to work on arrow points before the end of the year, and
because that was the month when the second-year Webelos traditionally
completed Arrow of Light and bridged to Boy Scouts. It also gave the boys
who needed more time or had missed meetings to "catch up" with rank
requirements before advancing to the next level in May.
Troop Advancement Chair
Joanne R. Merrill
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City