Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: 11 Year Old Cub Scout
Re: 11 Year Old Cub Scout
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 12:33:27 -0600
On 02/01/99, "Hudy, Keith" <Keith.Hudy@MSFC.NASA.GOV> writes:
>The Cub Scout Pack that feeds our troop has a Webelo that turns 11 next
>month. Does he have to quit Cub Scouts and join Boy Scouts on his 11th
>birthday? Or can he stay in Cub Scouts an extra month or two? This is his
>first year in Webelos and the leader would like for him to get as much out of
>Webelos as he can.
>I told the Webelos leader that this is the perfect time for him to bridge
>over to Boy Scouts. I can get him ready for summer camp.
What do the boy and his parents say? I think a lot of it would depend on that. I have a son in his first year of Webelos who will be 11 in September, but the Cubmaster (who is also his den leader) has made it clear that he is welcome to stay another year, so that he can stay and cross over with his den if he chooses. In his case, though, he's set his sights on Arrow of Light by the end of May so that he can cross over on his own and go on the troop campout this summer with his older brother. Both the Cubmaster and the Scoutmaster have left the choice entirely up to us, which IMHO is as it should be.