Re: AOL/Crossover Problem
Carol Kelley (ckelley@CAMBER.COM)
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 10:25:18 -0600
1) The book has an either/or of "since turning 10 years old" or
"completing fourth grade".
2) If there is no Webelos den, I would think that being active in the Pack
would be sufficient. To complete the time requirements, if another Webelos
den is not available, try having him work as an unofficial "den chief" with
the Wolves or Tigers and also continue to attend the Boy Scout meetings (if
there is no time conflict). He may usually go on camping trips (with the
SM's permission) with the Boy Scouts if a parent goes along. Then once,
the time requirements are met, he can receive his AOL and cross over.
3) The only problem I foresee with the younger brother moving up early, is
older brother complaining about younger brother getting off easy. I had to
stop letting my younger son (1st year Webelos) going to my older son's Boy
Scout meetings and non-Camporee camping trips for this reason. There was
just too much conflict. (Another problem is the younger brother is a lot
more enthusiastic about Scouts and was constantly upstaging his older
I hope these thoughts help your situation. Good Luck.
CC - Pack 301
MC - Troop 1
Tennessee Valley Council
I am a First Class Girl Scout
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