Re: Webelos to Boy Scout (fwd)
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 08:03:55 PST
>The purpose of the Webelos program is to get the boys ready to cross
>over from Cubs to Boy Scouts.
The purpose of the Webelos program is written down in the Cub
Scout Leader book (No 33221) on the bottom of page 1-1. Preparation
for Boy Scouts is only number 9. As a parent I would be upset if an
18 month program would be devoted for the benefit of what comes later.
I think the program should at each stage in the boys developpment do
what is best for boys of that particular age. Preparation for the next
stage may be part of it, but a minor part.
>I've always believed that the majority of lost Cub Scouts in Boy Scouts
>is a direct result of the Webelos program missing the boat in bridging
>the difference in the programs.
A bridge is normally build from two sides. Even when in some cases
cub scout leaders are guilty of such a loss, boy scout leaders not taking
responsibility but blaming cub scouts will not help us get the problem
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City