Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Blue and Gold Continued
Re: Blue and Gold Continued
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 07:35:44 -0400
(MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle) wrote:
> James Zotta continued:
> >My pack uses the Blue and Gold dinner to graduate 2nd year Webelos and the
> >Tiger Cubs..
> IMO that's the WRONG time of the year to do those things....those events
> should be held off until at least April or May. While it's "cool" to do
> crossover ceremonies during the Blue and Gold (and I've been to a lot where
> it was really, really grand occassions), a much better time is in April or
> May, so that they can go straight to the Troop or experience the first year
> of Cub Day Camp in their new status.
I have found that Webelos IIs who cross over into a troop in April or May often
do not feel "at home" enough to go to summer camp, while those who cross over in
February or March usually do. The early crossers go to camp and bond with the
other boys and adults. They tend to stay in Boy Scouting longer.I have also
found that many Webelos IIs get bored with the Webelos program by February, and
areally want to go to a Troop. In my district, the Webelos program is usually
presented as less than two years long. Just my thoughts.