Arrow of Light
Gary McBain (GMCBAIN@MAIL.HENRYFORD.CC.MI.US)
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 08:09:54 -0500
Deidre LaRock wrote:
<It seems pretty clear to me that in order for a boy to earn his Arrow of
<Light he has to make the commitment to become a Boy Scout. If we
<don't enforce this, we are setting a very bad precedent.
Since I wrote the original thread, I thought I should offer my opinion. I
agree with Deidre. In fact, I brought this very issue up with the other
Webelos leader who has nine boys and only 4 crossing over. She was
willing to sign off the Arrow of Light requirments for the other 5 without
having had a conference with the Scoutmaster of the Troop and without
filling out an application. After our conversation she arranged a meeting
with the Scoutmaster and met the requirments of the application. Though
not intending to have the boys join, she technicaly met the requirments.
On the other hand, I had one boy in my den who met all the requirments
of the AOL except the conference and application and had no interest in
going on to Boy Scouts. His father inquired about his AOL and I showed
him the requirements. The father, though somewhat bewildered by his
son's reluctance to move on, accepted the situation. His son will not
receive his AOL.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City