scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: My Opinion On Late Webelos Crossovers
Robert Haar (rhaar@HOME.COM
Mon Feb 28 2000 - 18:33:51 CST
> From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU]On
> Behalf Of twhmmh
> > 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.
One problem is that this often extends to the end of the summer before
the new scout becomes active in the troop. If the transition to Boy Scouting
is delayed until May, it is usually too late to sign up for summer camp or
troop high adventure trips. We saw this happen frequently before the Webelo
program was changed to the current two year (really 1 1/2 year) program.
I agree that two or three months at the front end is rarely crucial to a boy
completing Eagle - they either get it done quickly or wait to the last
anyway. However, the break in active membership can be crucial in keep the
boys involved and interested in Scouting.
ASM, BSA T188, Rochester Hills, MI