Every year, as part of re-chartering, Packs ask about whether they should do the re-charter paperwork for their Webelos II scouts. Typically near the end of February, most Webelos II (W2) scouts will cross over from their Cub Scout Packs and become Boy Scouts – so why should the Pack pay for their entire annual dues?
Recharter Them: The question isn’t whether to recharter them, it is who pays for it
To be clear – YES, the Pack needs to renew the memberships of those W2 scouts.
Many Cub Scouts initially earn their purple knot (youth religious award) through God & Me for 1st-3rd grade – but don’t continue through the progressive program for higher ages.
By the time that they are Webelos or Boy Scouts, they often have so many other activities that they (or their parents) don’t want to sign up for 6 to 8 weekend meetings. So, in our district, we tried delivering the God & Family (4th & 5th grade Protestant) program as a weekend lock-in.
The boys checked in at 6PM Friday and walked out 4PM Saturday, with the next part of their discipleship journey complete … along with some new purple knots or gold pins.
Click here to download a Guide to How to Deliver a God & Family Lock-in.
My hope is that you’ll consider delivering this in your own Councils and Districts – and provide feedback for how we can improve the guide.
Good Scouting and Many Blessings!