scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Webelo
Paul S. Wolf (PaulWolf@CUYCTYENGINEERS.ORG
Tue Feb 22 2000 - 07:34:02 CST
The original question was:
>>> Can a Webelo Scout .....who hasn't earned his arrow of light but
>>> crosses over to Boy Scouts continue working on webelo badges and
>>> arrow of light requirements and get it later?
Mike Walton wrote:
>> Nope. When he "crosses over", we are saying that his Cub Scouting
>> is all over with except for the memories. He should be registered
>> that evening if not before as a Boy Scout and therefore Boy Scouts
>> cannot earn Cub Scouting advancement (Activity Badges and Arrow of
Mike Walton and I don't disagree often, but here we do. As I said
previously, if he isn't 11, and/or if he is still in the 5th grade, and
he hasn't earned the Arrow of Light yet, he SHOULDN'T transfer.
then Patrick Hummert wrote:
> Can a Webelos Cub Scout choose to remain as such for say, an extra
> month, so as time to earn his Arrow Of Light while others in the Pack
> Cross Over?.......
DEFINITELY, In fact he SHOULD. A Cub shouldn't transfer until HE is
ready to, not when someone else thinks he's ready to transfer.
The "Cross over ceremony" is just that, a "CEREMONY". The official
transfer takes place when the application to be a Boy Scout is turned in
to the council registrar.
And, as others have said, SO LONG as he hasn't been transferred
officially on the council's roster from the Pack to the Troop, he can
continue with the Webelos advancement until he either completes the
Arrow of Light, or finishes the 5th grade and turns 11.
> Realizing that to do so, he would have to have the support of
> Webelos Den Leaders, either the ones who have been there or carried
> by another Den...say the Webelos I group!
Which of course is the Pack's responsibility to do.
> He could then "Cross Over" and a later date? Sounds like it would be
> a matter of "handling the paperwork"! I personally, would only allow
> such to deal with "SPECIAL" situations!
EVERY boy in EVERY unit is a SPECIAL CASE.
We're in it FOR the BOYS.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org