Re: Akela Award
JASON CRUSE (jcruse@DU.EDU)
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 18:01:31 -0600
A request was made to post the Denver Area Council's Akela Award.
The Award is designed to strengthen the ties between packs and troops,
especially packs that tend to feed into the same troop (same chartered
org, for example).
As a Webelo, the scout must:
attend a troop court of honor;
earn three activity badges BEYOND Arrow of Light (so 11);
perform three hours of service at home, certified by the parent;
NOTE: the Arrow of Light is NOT a prerequisite for this award.
As a Boy Scout:
Earn Tenderfoot within six months;
attend three troop functions (not meetings) within six months;
be active in his troop and patrol for six months.
The award is presented in both the pack and the troop (awarded twice).
The Webelos leader keeps track of the award for the Webelos scout; when
the boy crosses over, the record sheet is given by the cub master or
Webelos leader to the Scoutmaster. He then keeps it until its
My troop has yet to try this award; there are two boys working on it now
in the pack. I have heard, however, from other troops, that this helps
boys much more aware of the troop and Boy Scouts in general.
-- Jason A. Cruse
University of Denver
"Toujours en avant. Si Dieu avait voulu que l'homme reculat, il lui
aurait mis un oeil derriere la tete."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City