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Webelos Transition To Boy Scouts

The passage from Cub Scout pack to Boy Scout troop should be smooth, with no time lost in between. By the time Webelos Scouts are ready to cross over, they and their families should be familiar and comfortable with the youth and adult leaders of the troop, their role in the troop and troop activities, and feel excited about beginning this new adventure. The Webelos Scout's graduation ceremony should clearly signify his transition to a new level of Scouting, and could include the presentation of his Arrow of Light Award, a Boy Scout Handbook, and a troop neckerchief.

A Webelos Scout who has earned the Arrow of Light Award has now completed all the requirements for the Scout badge and may join a Boy Scout troop.

The key factor to improved Webelos transition is the ongoing working relationship of the leaders of a Cub Scout pack and a Boy Scout troop. Ideally a community organization would have both a pack and a troop with leaders who work together to help move Webelos Scouts into a Boy Scout troop the same way schools move students from elementary school to middle school.


  El Segundo Boy Scout Troops  

Boy Scout Troop 267

Meeting Location: El Segundo Scout House
Meeting Time: every Tuesday from 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Website: http://boyscouttroop267.org/
Sponsored by El Segundo Methodist Church Men's Club


Boy Scouts Troop 762

Meeting Location: El Segundo Scout House
Meeting Time: every Thursday from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Website: http://bsatroop762.com/
Sponsored by El Segundo Methodist Church Men's Club


Boy Scout Troop 773

Meeting Location: El Segundo Scout House
Meeting Time: every Monday starting at 7:00 pm
Website: http://www.troop773.org/
Sponsored by El Segundo Rotary Club International

 

 


 

 

 

Things to look for in a troop

Go to a Troop meeting, and go on a Troop campout. How do the older and younger Scouts interact? Are the older Scouts involved? Is the troop Boy or Adult led? Pay special attention to who is doing the planning, organizing outings, and teaching rank advancement classes.

Think about how big you'd like your new troop to be. Think about what style of troop you'd like to be in. (Yes, they are different: some stress advancement, others activities or service.) How involved is this troop with its district and Council? (Involved is not in itself good or bad -- it just tells you something about the leadership.) How comfortable are you with the adult leaders? How involved are the parents? Are they leaders, merit badge counselors, quartermasters? Do they support the activities the Scouts are leading? Finally, is the troop convenient to get to? Does your son have friends in the troop?

 

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