Re: Webelos Cross-over
Kem White (dkw@APLCOMM.JHUAPL.EDU)
Thu, 16 Apr 1998 09:42:07 -0400
At 09:05 PM 4/15/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I wanted to know if you give the boys anything as a cross-over present
Second year Webelos graduates in our pack receive a nice plaque that is
put together by the Webelos leaders and a handy ex-cubmaster. It has a
big arrow attached to it and a small banner hanging down so that the
boys have a place they can attach/glue their awards. Giving graduating
senior webelos a small token is appropriate. After all some of them have
been together for five years and they've all earned a memento. We budget
about $12 per boy although a lot of packs simply require the parents to
pay for the memento.
At our May graduation campfire (our Senior Webelos graduate in March) Tigers
receive their wolf neckerchief, Wolves receive their bear neckerchief,
bears receive their Webelos neckerchief, and junior webelos receive a
Boy Scout Handbook. These presents cost a fair amount of money. We build
this expense into our pack budget.
>Also, Do you give the leaders anything as a thank you gift for helping all
Typically, we give leaders who are coming back a certificate of appreciation.
We have no set gift for graduating leaders. This year I gave our graduating
male leaders hiking staves which I had stained and varnished. I attached
the Cub Scout and our council's medalion to them. Graduating women leaders
received flowers and an engraved item. Here again, you've got to build these
items into your budget. The gifts to our graduting leaders this year was
>The leaders don't want to do anything over the summer.
Bummer. Summer is a great time for pack activities even if the den's don't
meet on a regular basis. Our pack has weekly pack olympics practices, a
pack olympics, we attend baseball games at a nearby AA ball club, we
attend Cub Day camp and resident camp, go camping, and attend district
None of these activities (maybe with the exception of our pack olympics
and camping) requires much planning effort and the boys have a great time.
A BSA trained leader and one other adult is adequate to satisfy youth
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