Re: Arrow of Light
Mark Phillips (phillips@NETNET1.NETNET.NET)
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 22:57:07 +0000
> So, let me see if I understand what you are saying. One of the
> requirements for the Arrow of Light requires the Webelos Scout to
> visit a Scout troop, also to obtain an application, fill it out,
> have his parent sign it, and then discuss his interest (or lack
> thereof) in joining Boy Scouts with their Webelos Leader.
I need to clear something up, while the boys did not go to the Scout
meeting that the Webelos leader had setup, they did meet with the
Scout leader at one of our meetings.
You are correct that they did not fill out an application, but the
Webleos leader and myself did meet with the boys and their parents
and strongly encouraged them to continue in Scouting. After that
meeting we asked those that wanted to continue to fill out the
form., and half did, therefore, they have completed the Arrow of
Personally, I feel it was a huge success. We are an inner city pack
where parental involvment is not always there. My goal is to get as
many boys involved in the Pack, and hopefully to graduate them to Boy
Scouts. If that means being a bit lienent so be it.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City