Early Arrow of Light and Cross Over Ceremony???
Keith Tilley (redcoat@NETSTEP.NET)
Sun, 6 Jul 1997 17:02:12 -0500
At age 11, there's really no point in keeping the boys another year,
especially if they've qualified for the Arrow of Light. I would suggest
letting them move up as son as practical. It's unfortunate that this
will cause the breakup of a Den, but it would be unfair to the older
boys to keep them until they're 11 1/2, and then send them up to a Troop
where the other First Year Scouts are a year younger.
If any of the younger boys in the Den are 10 1/2 and they've earned the
AOL, they can bridge as well, but if thay haven't met both of those
requirements yet, they must stay where they are. That's not negotiable -
the young boys don't meet the Boy Scout joining requirements - so it
should be easy to explain to the parents.
Cubmaster and District Training Chairman
Rip Van Winkle Council, NY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City