Re: Webelos to Boy Scout (fwd)
Don Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 11:09:37 -0500
I agree with Dan on a major level! In the past, when I talked
with some dissatisfied parents, they talked about HOW disorganized
the meetings were, and that the scout was advancing too slow etc.
They talked about HOW it was in the cub pack, and that in the
first year in Cubs, how the cub got Bob Cat, and Wolf and arrow
points and belt loops etc. Since joining scouts he has ONLY
earned his Tenderfoot, and a couple merit badges.
Maybe this is the real reason that BSA tried to urge troops to
focus on first class in one year?
Also, it is important for the parents to understand the role and
importance of the Youth leadership of the troop. Once they
understand, and appreciate the leadership development, they
still may not like the level of apparent disorganization, but
they may understand, and MAY even want to help to try to get it better
> From Scouts-L@tcu.edu Mon Oct 27 10:10:15 1997
> map and compass--for example. Making the Boy Scout troop's system
> known to them at the start helps to avoid such misundersandings.
> Yours in the spirit of Scouting,
> Dan O'Canna Lexington, Kentucky
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City