scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: When should Webelos get their cross over ceremony?
Julianne Hoppen (hoppenjm@WHITMAN.EDU
Thu Mar 02 2000 - 12:17:17 CST
Our pack has traditionally done it in May in bulk. BUT the last few years have found boys finishing and Wanting (not their parents) to move on in other parts of the year. April 1998 I did the full ceremony for just one boy, the rest of his den went in May, only the one that went in April is still active. the next batch finished early, they finished in December; this was difficult because of holidays, so they Officially joined the troop Jan 1 but the cross over wasn't until the end of January ( I had to remind them to change back to their blue loops for the ceremony) neither the boys nor their parents nor the Scoutmaster had a problem with this. Then the first year Webelos of 1999 participated in the normal May 1999 ceremonies but my son and the Webelos den leader's son and a few others having recieved everything they could by the end of summer wanted to move on, all but one did (not old enough yet) it was a great double ceremony. Double in the fact that on the same night we crossed over boys into two troops. All boys are having a great time.
The Double ceremony was planned to happen BEFORE popcorn sale, thus allowing the boys to earn money for summercamp. It caused the pack to have a slightly smaller share, but the boys were more motivated to sell because the troops share the profits, while the pack keeps it all.
hope this helps
would still be Cubmaster if my son hadn't moved on, so now I'm "just"
Asst Cubmaster, Day Camp coordinator, Scout Fair superintendent, Boy Scout committee member, Girl Scout mom, 4-H mom (same girl) & homework slave (gee I wonder where my time goes)
Penrose Memorial Library
>>> Gary Johnson <johnsong@EMERALDCOAST.COM> 03/01 10:15 PM >>>
Please try to indicate WHY you think it should be one or the other, since I
have one opinion and I've yet to hear a compelling argument to convince me
that the other one has any merit. Reply here or direct.
Thanks for your time!