Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: New Arrow of Light Requirement
Re: New Arrow of Light Requirement
Paul S. Wolf
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 12:13:15 -0500
Kathy Coates wrote:
> That's because both Venturers and Boy Scouts are under the auspices
> of BOY Scouts. Cub scouts is separate.
Venturing and Boy Scouts are NOT under the same program division.
There are 3 major operating divisions with the following general
Cub Scouting Grades 1-5 / ages 6-11
Boy Scouting Grades 6-12 / ages 11-18
and Venturing Grades 9-12+ / ages 14-21
Each is independently run.
Boys can join Boy Scouts before their 11th birthday if they meet certain
conditions (done with 5th grade or earned Arrow of Light), but may NOT
be in both Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting, as the groups are mutually
They may be both Boy Scouts and Venturers if they are between 14 and 18,
since these groups do have overlapping age groupings.
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)