Re: Arrow Of Light
Marie E. Lackore (mlackore@VBE.COM)
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 08:22:57 -0600
OK, how can they earn the Arrow of Light if they aren't joining boy =
scouts?? (Checking my book here)
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 =
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 =
Webelos leader and talk about your interest in becoming a Boy Scout.
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
Please note that it says "Visit a meeting of a Boy Scout Troop that you =
THINK you might like to join" with THINK being the opportune word. It =
also says that the Scout should get a Boy Scout application, fill it =
out, have it signed by the parent and discuss it with the Webelos =
Leaders. Nowhere does it say that it ever needs to be handed in, nor =
does it say that he has to join a Boy Scout Troop.
Logic would seem that if a Scout completes all of these steps, he would =
join the Boy Scout Troop. However, I have seen Scouts do exactly what =
is required as stated above and not join the Boy Scout Troop.
I hate to lose Scouts who come that close...but that is the reality of =
life. Needless to say, I am sure that everyone out there can say that a =
cheer goes up whenever a Scout goes one step further and joins the =
We have 11 Scouts crossing over this month! Cheer, cheer, cheer, cheer, =
cheer, cheer, cheer, cheer, cheer!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City