Re: Akela Award
Bob Knudson (rknudson@DU.EDU)
Fri, 4 Apr 1997 20:26:11 -0000
>From the handout available, where else?, at the Denver Area Council Scout
"The Akela award is a program of the Denver Award Council to assist
Webelos in becoming Boy Scouts. It is to be used at the discretion of
the Unit Leader to help a Webelos join a stay in the Scouting Program.
1. As a Webelos scout, earn 3 Activity Badges in addition to those earned
for the Arrow Light. (a total of 11)
2. As a Webelos scout, attend one scout troop court of honor.
3. As a webelos scout, do three hours of cumulative service in the home.
Parents and boy agree on projects before started. Service projects
cannot be applied to any other awards or recognition, nor can any other
Service Projects be applied to the Akela Award when used for other awards
or recognitions. Webelos leader must approve service projects.
4. As a boy scout, be active in your troop and patrol for six months.
5. As a boy scout, within six months from time of registration, attend
three outings with your boy scout troop.
6. As a boy scout, earn the tenderfoot rank."
The patch has an multi-color image of an indian chief on a white
background. (It is thought to be one of the most attractive patches
available.) Upon completion of the requirements, the patch is presented
to the boy scout by the cubmaster and scoutmaster at his former pack's
meeting. The presentation may also be repeated at the next court of
Denver Area Council also has (at least) two other custom council patches:
1) The Polar Bear Club is awarded for spending a night outdoors when the
temperature drops below 0 degrees F. 2) The Fourteener Club is award to
youth who climb one of the 50 or so mountain peaks above 14,000 feet.
YIS, Bob Knudson
CM, Pack 528 SA, Troop 476
Sierra Elementary School Zerger Elementary
Arvada, CO Westminster, CO
Gateway District, Denver Area Council
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