Troop 70 Update and Webelos Crossover Ceremonies
Jim McMaster (mcmaster@SWENG.STORTEK.COM)
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 14:58:00 -0700
Hello, I am back with an update on Troop 70, in Boulder, Colorado. As ever, I
need assistance, too.
For those of you who do not remember, I became Scoutmaster of Troop 70 last
February. The trrop had been inactive since the previous summer, and I was
silly enough to go to a Roundtable when the District Commissioner and Field
Director were hunting for a sucker...I mean, prospective Scoutmaster. We
rechartered with three scouts in March. I brought in three Webelos in April,
and we have now grown to nine scouts...the latest transferred in last week from
another troop where he was not happy...another of my former Webelos.
We started with one Star scout, and all the rest were Scout rank. The Star has
not advanced (too busy with sports). The others, though, have done well. We
have one First Class (Star in March), six Second Class (three First Class in
March) and two Scout ranks (one joined in October, the other last week.)We also
will be a Quality unit for this charter year. We also are fortunate to have
four Assistant Scoutmasters and a small, but hard-working committee.
Despite my stark terror at the prospect of being a Scoutmaster, I have had a
great time. I have gotten a lot of good advice from the list, and am grateful
to you all. This is a great resource. I keep trying to get more leaders to
Saturday night, I got some really exciting news. I have been recruiting
Webelos like crazy, and we have five who will join us in April. The pack is
four years old, and this is their first graduating Webelos den. The WDL wants
to put on a really good ceremony, to start a tradition, and to excite the
I checked the archives, and found one crossover ceremony involving a rope
circle. The WDL mentioned a "broken arrow" ceremony, but I have not heard of
it. If anyone has, or knows of a source for appropriate ceremonies, I would
appreciate hearing about them. If you mail them to me privately, I will try
to package them for the archives.
Thanks to you all.
SM Troop 70
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