Why Webelos Act the way they do
Sounds like you're on your way to some great times at Pack Meetings.
The mystery hunt is a great idea.
Think about "Ages and Stages" for a moment. During the first eight
years of a child's life, they are mainly learning about the world and
how to decode the information in it--they are learning to read, write,
use numbers and symbols. Somewhere in there, for most children, the
magic happens and they are able to use those skills to actually learn
new things--facts and figures, names and places, and to create their
own ideas. Just as your perception of distance changes when you change
modes of transportation (from walking to driving, for example) the
child's perception of ideas begins to change, and include "doing his
own thing with his friends". For a nine-year-old, that is a new tool,
and he just has to take it out and bang on things with it!
All kinds of things begin to drop into place at this age--and Webelos
is a rowdy age! The key is to understand that and keep the action
going. They can be the Cubmaster's best ally in making fantastic Pack
Meetings, but you have to work at it.
Don't worry--you'll do great!
Pueblo Training Chair
Dad to two college kids,
and lots of other things too numerous to use in a signature line
- Thanks Kelly. I may be a hopeless case after wondering this for 4 years as
Cubmaster now, but I'll try to do better for the next year and a half that
I'll be Cubmaster still. :-)
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