Re: Arrow of Light / Bridge Ceremony
Sun, 12 Apr 1998 09:41:44 EDT
In a message dated 98-04-10 11:45:44 EDT, you write:
<< Are the two ceremonies supposed to be separate? Our
Cub Master made my son wait (Since Feb) to get his Arrow of Light Award so he
could walk the Bridge at the same time. He turns 11 in May. What is the
way to handle the two ceremonies? >>
This can (and does) vary from Pack to Pack. Our Pack traditionally awards the
AOL in February at the Blue and Gold, and bridges at our year-ending Family
Campout in May. We do this for two reasons: historically, the boys who have
earned their AOL often have other goals they still need to accomplish in Cubs,
like earning the last Compass Point or getting every single pin they can.
Secondly, it lets them finish out the year with their Den and start with the
Boy Scouts just as they enter their summer activities. Most of our boys have
spent those three to four months slowly transforming to Boy Scouts; attending
meetings and events, learning about the troop and it's structure, etc.
Of course, every boy is different. We have bridged boys at the B&G, and we
have awarded the AOL at the Family Campout Bridging Ceremony! In the end, it
all comes down to one criteria: What works best for the boy?
Cubmaster & Webelos ADL
BSA Pack 83, Ft. Worth, TX
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City