Re: AOL Time requirement
The Scruggs Family (DScruggs@CRIS.COM)
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 20:18:38 -0400
With respect, I believe you are wrong. Unless you can show me
in WRITING where this is so I will continue to do what the Webelos book
says to do. You simply CANNOT sell a book to a child and then tell him
that the info in that book is not valid.
Another interesting situation we had a young man who SKIPPED a
grade he finished fourth grade at age eight years and nine months of
He WAS eligible to earn AOL at age nine years and three months. His
CHOSE to keep him in the Cub Scout Program through sixth grade. He could
have joined a Boy Scout Troop when he earned his AOL which he could have
earned at age nine. Today he is a 15 year old Life Scout who is
11th grade. I know him well because he is my son.
Scouting CANNOT make a special set of rules for ANY special group
and expect to maintain its credibility. So the LDS church wanted to do
different. So what. BSA had two choices, say no OR accomodate them.
we made the right choice. That accomodation however applies to ALL
regardless of denomination. How would you handle a Non-LDS boy in a LDS
How about an LDS boy in a non-LDS pack.
Ed Schmitt posited:
> Since my remark about the Arrow of Light requirement stating that the boy must
> be ACTIVE in his Webelos den six months since completing the fourth
> grade. I've receive many responses because I left out one part which states
> (or for at least six months since becoming 10 year old).
> Open for comment
Yours In Scouting,
ScoutMaster Troop 214
National Capital Area Council
4 days to WoodBadge
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City