scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Verrrry interesting,...
Mon Mar 13 2000 - 15:46:11 CST
Of the first, oh dozen of responses to "The Appropriate Age" I have:
A majority of Boy Scout leaders who want it both ways, to get the Webelos
early and keep the older youth until they're 18. How many of YOU complained
to Cub people who wanted to hold onto their Webelos????
A minority of Boy Scout Leaders who felt Crews were not very good for the
youth, and using as evidence the fact that they formed one, it didn't do
much, and it failed. How many of YOU are the ones who the others that they
need to keep the outing in scouting and that an active program keeps the
And a second minority who feels that they need the older youth as leadership
and that the younger boys can only relate to the older boys for problems or
solutions. Are YOU so confidant that the only way a youth will complete Eagle
is to get together with other kids in a patrol and stick with it until
they're 18 to try to encourage them to finish sooner and see how many stick