Re: Arrow Of Light
J/C Porter (jcporter@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 16:28:45 -0600
> Deirdre LaRock wrote:
> > OK, how can
> > they earn the Arrow of Light if they aren't joining boy scouts?? (Checking
> > my book here)
> > Requirement #6
> > After you have completed all five of the above requirements, and after a
> > talk with your Webelos leader, arrange to visit, with your parent of
> > guardian, a meeting of a Boy Scout troop you think you might like to join.
> > Talk to the Scoutmaster. Then get an "Application to Become a Boy Scout,"
> > fill it out, and have your parent or guardian sign it. Show it to your
> > Webelos leader and talk about your interest in becoming a Boy Scout.
To me it says that the boy must complete the application and have his
parent or guardian sign it. It doesn't say that he has to then turn it
in to a Scoutmaster or Boy Scout Troop and become a Boy Scout. After he
completes the application, he has to talk about his interest in
a Boy Scout with his _Webelos_ leader, not a Scoutmaster. He may
discuss his lack of interest in being a Boy Scout. That's okay. A boy
is not denied the Arrow of Light just because he choses not to go on.
When my husband was a Webelos leader, he had two boys decide not to go
to Boy Scouts. They both completed applications and he sat down with
them and talked over their decision. They completed all of the
requirements for #6 and received their AOL. One did decide to try Boy
Scouts a little later and one never did.
And yes, both boys made at least two visits to troops, once with the
entire patrol and once with their parents.
Trading Post Staff, 1997 National Jamboree
Webelos Den Leader, Pack 1087
Advancement Chair, Troop 424
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