Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Brand New Boy Scout
Re: Brand New Boy Scout
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 20:46:25 -0600
I'd like to thank all of you for your wonderful responses. (Too many to do
individually.) There were a few points many of you stressed. First of all,
they don't HAVE to do five merit badges. They can do up to five. Swimming
is offered as a merit badge, but not recommended for first year scouters.
(And, my son is currently a non-swimmer even after years of lessons.)
I think, we have decided on three (maybe four.) And, extra batteries, deck
of cards, and maybe a book.
Mail...well, they included how-to write to your son at camp in the brochure.
So, I'm guessing, teasing is not a common occurrence.
And, hopefully, between now and then (July) he will get an opportunity to go
on a weekend campout with his new troop. I'm not really sure when bridging
will occur (just got a new den leader.) He has one thing left to do before
his AoL (besides his filling out the application.)
Thanks again for all the input!
Scouting is like Love; the more you share, the more you have.