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Questions Webelos Should Ask Themselves

Questions Webelos Should Ask Themselves

Upon graduation from Cub Scouting with hopefully the Arrow of Light rank, a Webelos scout has some questions he needs to ask himself about his future and future in scouting. Scouting is an assending adventure. As the boy grows in age and maturity, the Boy Scouts of America has a program for him. It is age adapted and has worked well for decades.
First is learning a new set of skills that starts as Webelos Scout and builds from there.
Next comes a more out door events of increasing complexity - camping, hiking 10 up to 20 miles in a day, canoeing. The culmination is a series of high aventure camps for the olders boys 15 years and older - hiking 50 to 120 miles in 10 days. Canoeing and camping, 7 to 10 days, up to 100 miles. Canoeing the Raquette River, Backpacking the High Peaks. The changes and challanges coming to you son will be so fast that you are not ready for them. He will be. Let the adventure begin.

1.     I am interested and involved in other activities like sports? band?
Will this involvement cause a conflict with scouting?
Will my prospective troop be tolerant of outside activities?
Even if I may be unable to attend most or all activities at certain times of the year?
2. Do I like/dislike to Camp?
Go places, see things, do stuff?
Like visit the Battleship Arkansas, Fort Ticonderoga, The Adirondacks, Catskill and the High Peaks
Like Hike along the same trail from Northville to  Lake Placid?
How about hiking the Escarpment Trail/Long Path (328 total miles) in the Catskills.
3. Do I like/dislike high adventure?
Repelling and rock climbing.
Scuba diving, water skiing, small boat sailing.
Reptiles, Insects, Plants and Forests
Atomic Energy, Railroading,
Frist Aid, Saftey, Emergency Preparedness, Life saving
Archery, rifle and shotgun shooting.
Aviation and Space Exploration
All of these things are courses of study to earn Merit Badges!
4. How will my prospective troop relate to,
Build on my likes and dislikes

Yours in Scouting Spirit,
John M. Papp
"Nendawen" ~The Torch Carrier "He who shows the Way."
Eagle Scout Class of 1977
Scoutmaster of Troop 357 Rotterdam-Schenectady, New York
2001 National Jamboree "Jambo TODAY" Newspaper Photo Editor
Schenectady District Email Administrator
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