scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: My Opinion On Late Webelos Crossovers
Sun Feb 27 2000 - 22:17:50 CST
> From: Joel Korczynski <JoelMarc@AOL.COM>
> Subject: My Opinion On Late Webelos Crossovers
> By doing the late crossovers you are
> taking away 6 months or so of time away from a boy who most likely it
> come down to days to finish his requirements for his Eagle.
Probably talking in most cases 2 or 3 months instead of six months.
Usually the time from a February or March bridge to the end of May
at the latest.
> Why should you the Cub leaders be able to do what we cannot, and
> moreover, why should you be able to take time away from all boys that
> they probably will need to advance to Eagle?
Only a small number of boys might want to delay a 'bridge' so they can
finish Webelos badge or AoL work. Certainly not all boys. I don't
anyone presenting it that way.
> Better yet, if a boy really
> wants to go for his Eagle, why should you, the Cub leaders be able to
> mitigate the starting time for him to begin his advancement?
Of all the Webelos that I have seen bridged, helped bridge, or know of
that bridged, none gave ' I want to earn that Eagle rank !! ' as their
for wanting to become a Boy Scout. YMMV.
> I as Scoutmaster can't change the finishing time for Eagle, you as
> Cub leaders should not be able to shorten his allowable a Boy Scout
> advancement time towards his Eagle.
As I indicated above, more like two or three months in most cases.
And if two or three months prevents a boy from earning the Eagle rank
--when he has a minimum of seven years (from age 11 to 18)--then
there were most certainly other more important factors than the months
spent as a Webelos Scout.
> I welcome any opinon on the matter privately.
Public reply to a public comment on Scouts-L is normal.
> Thanks, YIS, JM
Pack #40 / Troop #42
Des Moines, Iowa