scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Be Prepared?
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Feb 29 2000 - 23:18:46 CST
At 09:55 AM 2/28/00 -0600, Cheri Mertins wrote:
>The Crossover Ceremony should be just that, a Crossover. Once the Cub has
>become a Scout, he can start on that path. Being awarded a Scout rank should
>not be held at a Cub Scout Pack ceremony, which is what a Crossover ceremony
>is. But, this is my opinion.
I've participated in Crossovers from both sides of the bridge, as Scout,
Cubmaster, and Scoutmaster. The theme I've always kept is that the Cub
Scout trail is different from the Boy Scout trail, and that we need to
celebrate the successful end of one as well as the starting of the other.
Let the boys work on and get Scout once they start with the Troop.
Mind you, as a Scoutmaster, I do like to get the boys in March. I find you
need at least 3 campouts for most boys to get the requisite skills for
summer camp, and I definitely am a strong proponent for summer camp the 1st
year. But I can wait until March to start teaching the various parts of
the Scout rank.
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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