Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Scholar activity pin
Re: Scholar activity pin
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 11:54:38 -0500
Do the pins in the order you planned. If one or more boys don't earn it,
so be it. Discuss the situation with the parents, before the Pack meeting,
to minimize hurt feelings.
Webelos is to be a time when boys begin to transition to Boy Scouts where
they are expected to earn advancements on their own. When my son was a
Webelo, his den leader set a goal that all boys would earn all activity
badges. About half did and she really worried that she had let the others
down. I can tell you that it was quite a shock for the boys to find out
that no one was going to hand carry them through Eagle. Most of the boys
are still active in the Troop (18 months later) but most have only just now
received Second Class.
The boys will be much better served if you lay out the program and expect
them to follow it to the best of their abilities.