webelos bridging idea
Daphne Nessler (dapnes@clemson.EDU)
Wed, 8 Apr 1998 12:19:24 -0400
I have been on this list a long time and have found it to be a wonderful
source of information for my six years of being a den leader. I respond to
very little because someone usually beats me to what I would say.
There's been some postings on ceremonies but I have never heard anyone
mention what my den did. My husband started this tradition with our older
son's den and I did it with our younger son's den when they bridged over in
March. A few weeks before the our March Pack meeting they made shadow
boxes and placed all their cub scout awards and insignia in them. We had
them on display at the pack meeting. They really did look impressive. My
son's shadow box has the Webelos colors with his activity pins,
beltloops/pins and letter, rank badges and arrows, compass emblem and tiger
cub graduate patch. Some boys put in other related scout patches but my
son had two many to fit, probably about 20.
This can be a high cost item to do, but I was blessed with very talented
den parents. One mother used her sewing machine and made each boy a patch
with thier name, Cub Scout Pack 133, Six Mile S.C. to be placed in their
box. Her talented was able to take scrap wood to make the frames.
Sense their Cub Scout insignia was placed safely away in their shadow
boxes, their bridging took on more meaning because they only crossed with
was their arrow of light and then a BS troop neckerchief was placed on them
after crossing. Each boy turned and saluted the Cub master while on the
bridge and the last boy posted our den flag before crossing. I used bits
and pieces of ceremonies posted on the Web for their arrow-of-light and
It was really touching.
Daphne Nessler email@example.com
Was a Webelos Den leader Pack 133 - Six Mile, SC
Now mother of two boys in Six Mile troop 134
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