Re: Webelos Crossover Ceremonies (lo
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Sun, 9 Feb 1997 11:11:18 -0500
Let me elaborate on one of your thoughts...
Berk Moss wrote:
>+ Boys don't have to crossover to a single Troop. Those conducting the
>ceremony should welcome the new Scouts as representatives of all the Troops
>the new Scouts will join.
This is true.
However, better yet, why not have representatives from all the troops to
which the boys are crossing be there in person.
Think how the boys will feel. "Johnny" will be personally welcomed into his
new troop by that troops SM and SPL and presented with whatever that troop
gives its new Scouts (we gave a neckerchief, number, anniversary strip, and
Handbook). "Jimmy" on the other hand will only be welcomed to Boy Scouts by
an SM of a different troop. What a let down for "Jimmy" It would be a
great opportunity for multiple troops to work together and show a broader
aspect of Scouting if each troop had representatives at the crossover to
welcome the new Scouts in person.
Of course, make sure the Scouts are there in full uniform complete with sash
and all the other "doodads and geegaws" appropriate for wear. Kids that age
are really impressed to see the older boys and all their awards.
John Pannell, Assistant District Commissioner (Aurora, IL)
Three Fires Council, IL
I used to be a buffalo (SR-92) but will always be an Eagle (1981)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City