Re: The NEW Wolf & Bear Handbooks - An On-line Summary!
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU)
Fri, 14 Aug 1998 09:27:50 -0400
Don DeYoung wrote:
> Visit http://www.geocities.com/~pack215/ and check out the "NEW WOLF &
> BEAR HANDBOOKS" pages!
Great analysis on a great site.
> This page includes a complete summarization of the differences and
> similarities between the old and new handbooks.
> The Parent Guide has been re-written to include:
> - Section entitled "Your Son, Scouting, and You."
> - Section entitled "The Purposes of Cub Scouting"
> - Section entitled "Cub Scouting"
> The old (1992) tear-out insert "How to Protect Your Children from
> Child Abuse and Drug Abuse" has been replaced with the new "How to
> Protect Your Children from Child Abuse." The 'drug abuse' section has
> been removed. Also, a new section has been added to the booklet
> specifically aimed at the Bobcat track number 8 requirement.
Don, This was actually done in the 1995 revision to the books. In
looking over the changes again last night, with both Wolf books in hand,
I saw that the insert is the same.
> So, does all of this mean you NEED to purchase new Wolf and Bear
> handbook? I think the answer is "NO." The BSA would like all of the
> old handbooks to sell first. There is no regulation that requires the
> use of the new book.
I agree. The changes aren't that significant to cause purchase of a new
book, other than for LEADERS. Since both programs are one year programs
anyway, every family buys a new book each year and the turnover will be
painless. For those few items with significant rewrites, a handout may
be in order, but isn't mandatory.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)
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