scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: "New Scout" PWD class
Wed Mar 08 2000 - 07:22:30 CST
The desire to participate in pinewood derby was recently cited as a reason to
delay Webelos to Scout crossover. But the Webelos really need to cross over
in the vicinity of February.
This is not necessarily true at all. Why make this assumption? Many, many
packs don't do crossovers until 'way after PWD-time.
Our district's Pinewood Derby participation criteria avoided this problem by
adding a note to the category definitions:
"The 5th grade Webelos category includes new 5th grade Boy Scouts who
participated with their packs this year. "
No, no, and no. PWD is for CUB SCOUTS. if you are a Boys Socut, you are not a
Cub Scout anymore.
Sounds like another one of those entitlement things--- you know, "I should be
able to participate because I WANT to." Sounds like the adults need to
communicate some more appropriate values to these Scouts. Like, "If you want
to be a Scout, you put Cub Scout things behind you. Your choice."
How dam' important IS PWD to all concerned? More important than a lesson
about growing up and moving on?
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...