Scouting as a whole is a family program. From Tiger
Cubs through Eagle Scout. Without the support of the
family a boy may never achieve the goal of Eagle
Scout. The family needs to be educate about what
scouting is and also its goals. Read the mission
statement it says it all. Starting with Tiger Cubs
the program is teaching basic fundamentals to the
young scouts and it is also teaching the scout law to
them even though in basic way.
The Webelos program is a transitional time when the
young scouts are no longer Cub Scout but are not yet
Boy Scouts. I guess you can refer to them as Boy
Scouts in waiting. The Webelos are being taught the
responisiblities of earning their activity pins. That
is, where Mom or Dad signed off in the Cub Scout books
this no longer exists in the Webelos Book. The
Webelos are also taught what an adventure scouting can
be by the way of Webelos Camps and Overnighters. This
is where they learn the basic of camping and also self
relience but also team work. The Webelos transition
period is teaching the scouts to be Boy Scouts so the
transition is not a big adjustment to Boy Scouting.
Attend an Eagle Court of Honor sometime and you will
see the pride exist between the Scout and the Parents
making this program from Tiger Cubs to Eagle Scout a
true family program.
--- DAScouter <DAScouter@...
> << It was amazing that most of them had bee in Scout
> for 3-4 years and
> really didn't understand Cub Scouting. We taught
> them about the difference
> between Cubs and Webelos. >>
> Presently I have wolf's. I make it a point to advise
> my parents that this is
> a family program up until Webelos. I try to
> reinforce in them that they need
> to sign the books.
> I'm curious what are the differences between Cubs
> and Webelos? What other
> differences are there besides the book issue?
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