Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: District Crossover (when to cross over WEBELOS)
District Crossover (when to cross over WEBELOS)
Thu, 9 Sep 1999 13:39:59 -0600
>I am in the planning stages of a experiment in March of next year
>to hold a District Graduation/Crossover for the Webelos in my
>District as a part of my Wood Badge ticket.
Go for it Robin. Our District did this at the March Webelos Woods for four years
and the Scouts loved it. The OA focused on one well run ceremony and there where
hundreds of people to cheer it on. The Packs started liking it because it
shorten the Blue and Gold's and the Troops got use to thinking in terms get new
Scouts in March. Then someone got the great idea of moving Webelos Woods to the
Fall to give Troops (his Troop) more time to prepare for the May Scout-O-Rama.
Since then the District Crossover went away. We struggle to put on Webelos
Woods, OA can't keep up with the Blue and Gold's crossover demands and many Pack
leaders think the Blue and Gold's are for the Webelos crossovers.
Don't worry about the Troop Leaders, if they are invited to receive New Scouts
in March, they will come. Your OA will do most of the work if they know about it
far enough ahead of time. Great idea, You need to repeat it for three years to
get the District use to it. I hope our District gets back to this one day.