Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Webelos Question
Re: Webelos Question
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 19:00:26 -0500
>Em Shipley has the following concern
>If we get new boys in August, also in 5th grade, they will have 6 months to
>work on the program. Following the National Plan, they would NEVER earn
>anything. I realize that National's chart is only a suggestion, but I am
>open >to any suggestions that you feel are more reasonable so that
>these boys have the opportunity to earn the awards.
Having been on the committee who help with the "Webelos Leaders Planning
Guide" number 13-720, if you follow Plan "D" "For Dens with new 5th Grade
Webelos Scouts" the brand new Webelos Scout will have enough time to earn
his Bobcat, Webelos Rank and earning the required Activity badges needed to
earn the Arrow of Light with in the six months time frame. There is
nothing that obligates the Webelos Scouts to cross over in February. It is
only suggested. If the den is not ready then delay the crossover, as you
have until they finish the 5th grade.
A member of the National Webelos Committee for the Webelos Leader Planning
Guide, and Webelos Handbook.