The Big Muddy District is proud of our 2012 Eagle Scouts, and helping more youth attain the rank of Eagle is a full time job. Chuck Scott and his staff work hard to make sure that all Life Scouts have every opportunity to submit their project and schedule an Eagle board of review. For more information about advancement contact Chuck Scott (816) 377-5600.
The passage from a Cub Scout Pack to a 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.
For more information about Webelos to Boy Scout transition contact Donita Cochran (660) 259-2492.