Re: First Contact
Mike Walton ("settummanque,)
Sun, 12 Oct 1997 21:48:11 -0500
Welcome, Eric (and to LouAnn and to the others that have joined us
>2-Deep: Can ANYONE show me a CS REQUIREMENT in writing (plain >English)
about 2-deep at Den Meetings. So far all I can see in plain >English
writing is for OUTINGS and TRIPS. I have lots of parents at den >meetings
so is not a problem,I just like to be able to tell requirements from
>recommendtions and national from district from local policy (can CORs
>change or make more restrctive a national or district policy)?
I'm still looking through CS materials here at the home for the answer to
the first part of your question....so far, I haven't found anything that
addresses DEN MEETINGS....however, if I'm not mistaken, the BSA's Youth
Protection policies suggest that two adults be present ALWAYS when
interacting with youth members. It's a good idea, because between the two
of you (or four or eight), you can divide the workload (and the Cubs).
As far whether or not your COR (Chartered Organizational Representative, the
person representing Scouting to the group that charters your Pack) can make
more restrictive or change a national or district policy....it depends on
what policy we're talking of, Eric. If it's an advancement policy, they
can't do ANYTHING to it...change, delete, modify. They can translate it
into another language, but they cannot add to or take away from the
requirements. If we're talking an health/safety/risk management kind of
issue, yes they can and have done so in a lot of places. The same goes for
personnel/adult leadership issues as well. If you just remember that the
UNIT belongs to the chartered organization and the PROGRAM belongs to the
BSA, that'll help you decide and figure out just how far your chartering
organization can go and in which direction.
>Webelos Activity Badges: Is there a particular advantage or >disadvantage
to wearing them on the hat, or on the sleeve ribbon ?
*advantages: it's traditional, its where they were originally designed to
go for the sleeve ribbon (the sleeve ribbon for those that don't know, is a
red, yellow, and green cloth ribbon which looks like it was macreme'ed, held
together by a flat bar (the original ones had a curved bar) with the word
"WEBELOS" in caps in gold surrounded by a gold border with a dark blue
background. On these colors, optional to wear by the Pack, would go the
WEBELOS Den number on the yellow color along with the WEBELOS Activity
Badges on either color and in any order.
Trivial Trivia: The colors come from the colors representing Cub Scouting
(in the center, yellow), Boy Scouting (red) and Exploring (green). When we
only had fifteen Activity Badges, you were supposed to wear five on a strand.)
*neither: it looks cool either way.
*disadvantages: hats get lost or stolen; shoulder sleeve colors gets ripped
It is really UP TO THE PACK to decide which way they want their WEBELOS Cub
Scouts to display their earned insignia.....we went through a fight in
getting those colors back officially, and *personally* it would be a shame
if we don't wear them....but I can see the merits in wearing them on the hat
as well, even though it's not "traditional".
>Can district add rqmts to the Quality Award ?
To the Quality UNIT Award, no they cannot, and since the application and
committment sheet comes pre-printed, it would be hard to do so.
To their OWN "Quality Award", yeah, they can make up their own requirements
for their own District award that has nothing to do with either the Quality
Unit nor Quality District Awards.
>All for now Thanks and its good to be here.
Great to have you here, Eric and all of the others that have joined
us....take a seat, throw in some twigs to the "fire" and share with all of
us as we've been doing with you.....and don't forget to share what you've
found here with others when you turn off your computer!!
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