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    Webelos to Scout Transition Timetable

    AugustGetnames,addresses,andtelephone

    numbersofsecond-yearWebelos.

    PlanajointBoyScouttroop/WebelosdencampingtripforOctober.

    PlanaprogramofupcomingeventstopresentataWebelosdenmeetingvisitinNovember.

    SelectadenchiefforeachWebelosden.

    SeptemberMailaletterofintroductionfromtheBoy

    Scouttrooptosecond-yearWebelosScoutstointroducethemtothetroop.

    Putsecond-yearWebelosScoutsonthemailinglisttoreceivethetroopnewsletter.

    ContinueplanningthejointcampingtripforOctober.

    OctoberConductthejointcampingtripwiththe

    Webelosden.

    NovemberAttendaWebelosdenmeetingtoteach

    theWebelosScoutshowtheBoyScouttroopworks.

    Havedenchiefsattendalocalcouncilordistricttrainingcourse.

    DecemberSetadateforWebelosScoutsandtheirpar-

    entstovisitaBoyScouttroopmeetinginJanuary.

    Sendaformofinformationorgreeting,lettingWebelosyoulookforwardtothemjoiningthetroop.

    JanuaryHostWebelosScoutsandtheirparentsata

    BoyScouttroopmeeting.

    PlanabridgingceremonyfortheblueandgoldbanquetsinFebruarytowelcomegradu-atingWebelosScoutstotheirnewtroop.

    Attendameetingforfirst-yearWebelosScoutstointroducethemtoBoyScouting.

    FebruaryHoldthebridgingceremonyattheblueand

    goldbanquet.

    GetnewScoutsactivelyinvolvedwiththetroopthroughtroopactivities.

    RecruitparentsofnewScoutstobecomeassistantScoutmastersortroopcommitteemembers.

    March PlanatroopactivityfornewScoutstoget

    theminvolvedwiththeirnewtroop.

    AprilConductsummercamporientationto

    encouragetroopinvolvement.

    AttendameetingofBearCubScoutstointroducethemtoBoyScouting.

    SponsoratroopactivityfornewScouts.

    MayWorkcloselywithnewScoutsandparents

    duringtheirtransitiontotheBoyScouttroop,ensuringtheirneedsaremetandthattheirmovehasbeennaturalandfun.

    WorkonrankadvancementwithnewScouts.

    JuneEnsurethatallnewScoutsattend

    summercamp.

    JulyWorkcloselywithnewScoutsandparents

    duringtheirtransitiontotheBoyScouttroop,ensuringtheirneedsaremetandthattheirmovehasbeennaturalandfun.

    WorkonrankadvancementwithnewScouts.

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    District Webelos Transition Chair

    Contactallpacksinearlyfalltoupdatealistofallfifth-gradeWebelosScouts.

    CoachCubmastersandWebelosdenleadersinthetransitionprocessatroundtables,trainingcourses,andthroughpersonalcontact.

    Reporttothemembershipcommitteechair,andkeepthedistrictcommitteeinformed.

    TrackandmaintainrecordsofWebelosgraduationbyusingawallchartthatliststhetransitionrecordofeachpack.

    WorkwithunitcommissionerstofollowuponWebelosScoutswhohavenotjoinedatroop.

    Worktoward100percentWebelostransition.

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    Troop Responsibilities

    SelectScoutstoserveasdenchiefsforeachWebelosScoutdenandCubScoutden.ArrangeforDenChiefTraining.

    Serveasaresourceforovernightactivities.Thetroopcanbeofservicetoprovideequipment,leadership,andlogisticsforWebelosparent-soncampouts.

    ConductanorientationintheBearCubScoutdenstoexplainthechangingroleasboysbecomeWebelosScouts,andthenagainastheybecomeBoyScouts.ExplainhowbeingaWebelosScoutwillhelppreparethemforBoyScouting.

    Webelosden/ScouttroopcampoutsshouldshowWebelosScoutsandtheirparentswhattoexpectwhentheymoveintothetroop.Thetroopshouldcookandcampbypatrol,anduseskillsinwhichtheWebelosScoutscanparticipate.

    ArrangeforWebelosdenstovisitatroopmeeting.Thisshouldbeplannedseveralweeksinadvance.

    ProvideeachWebelosScoutacopyofthetroopsactivitiesfortheupcomingyear.

    WorkwithWebelosdenleaderstoencouragethemtoplantomoveintothetroopwiththeirWebelosScoutsandtoserveeitherascommitteemembersorassistantScoutmasters.

    ConductaScoutmasterconferenceundertheguidanceoftheScoutmasterortheassistantdesignatedbytheScoutmaster.ThisconferenceshouldcoverthemeaningoftheScoutOathandScoutLaw,theadvancementprogram,troopcamping,thepatrolmethod,summercamp,andpersonalequipment.

    WorkwiththeCubmasterinplanningameaningfulcrossoverceremonyatthepacksblueandgoldbanquet.CoordinatetheceremonyandarrangeforeachWebelosScouttoreceiveatroopneckerchiefandBoy Scout HandbookalongwithhisArrowofLightAward.MembersoftheOrderoftheArrowmayassistintheceremony.

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    Unit Commissioner Responsibilities

    Beacatalystindevelopinggoodrelationshipsbetweentroopandpackleaders.

    Promotecommunicationbyschedulingameetingofkeyvolunteers.

    HelpplanaWebelosdenvisittoatroopmeetingandotherjointactivities.

    Keepthepackandtrooponscheduleasplansdevelopforthecrossoverceremonyattheblueandgoldbanquet.

    Attendthecrossoverceremony.

    BesurenewScoutshavecompletedaBoyScoutapplication,thattheyhaveacopyofthetroopsactivities,andthattheyknowwhenandwherethetroopmeets.

    WorkwiththepackandtroopintheircharterrenewalprocesstohelpensureWebelosScoutsaremovedfrompackrosterstotrooprosters.

    WorkwiththeWebelostransitionchairtofollowuponboyswhohavenotyetjoinedatroop.Makesuretheyareinvitedtojoinatroop.

    BesureWebelosScoutsjoinatroopintimetoprepareforBoyScoutsummercamp.

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    Pack Responsibilities

    DevelopaworkingrelationshipwiththeleadershipofaBoyScouttrooportroopsinthecommunity.MosttroopsshouldhaveeitheranassistantScoutmasteroracommitteememberassignedtonewScouts.Yourunitcommissionercanhelpputyouincontactwithtroopleaders.

    Comparecalendarsoftroopandpackactivitiestocoordinatetheactivities.Communityeventscanbedonetogether,andplanningcanhelppreventconflictsintheuseofequipmentandfacilities.

    WorkwithtroopleaderstosecuredenchiefsforeachWebelosdenandCubScoutden.

    WorkwithtroopleaderstoplanandconductWebelosovernightactivities.

    Workwithtroopleaderstoplanvisitstotroopmeetings.Nevershowupwithoutfirstcallinginadvance.

    InvitetheScoutmasterandtroopyouthleaderstospecialpackactivities.ThiswillhelpcreatefamiliarityandalevelofcomfortfortheWebelosScoutsandtheirparentsastheyeaseintothetroop.

    Planameaningfulcrossoverceremonyatthepacksblueandgoldbanquet.Havetrooplead-ershipbepresenttoaccepttheWebelosScoutsastheygraduatetoBoyScouting.ThelocalOrderoftheArrowlodgecanoftenbeavaluableresourceinconductingceremonies.

    Webelosleadersshouldbestronglyencouragedtomoveintothetroopwiththeboys,eitherasassistantScoutmastersortroopcommitteemembers.ThiswillgivethenewScoutsafamiliarfaceattroopmeetingsandaconnectinglinktoBoyScouting.

    Ifatroopdoesnotexistinyourcommunity,discusswiththeheadofthepackscharteredorganizationthepossibilityoforganizingatroop.AgraduatingWebelosdencanformthenucleusofanewtroop.

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    Pack No.: ________________________________________ E-mail: ___________________________________

    Webelos Leader: ___________________________________ Phone number: ___________________________

    Webelos Scout Tracking Form

    NameStillActive(Yes/No)

    NotActive(IndicateWhy)

    Transitioning(Yes/No)

    TroopVisited

    EarnedArrowofLight

    NoScoutingInterest

    OtherInterest

    LeadershipRelationship

    LackofProgram Other

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    Samples of Transition Ceremonies

    Webelos Scouts to Boy Scouts

    Colors of the Wind

    Materials: Holderwithfourcandlesorlights(blue,yellow,white,andred).Webelosdenleaderlightsthecandles.Haveatrailreadyifyouareusingoneinthisceremony.

    NARRATOR:Tonight,wearehonoringsomeWebelosScoutswhoaremovingforwardalongtheScoutingtrail.Willthefollowingboyspleasecomeforward.(Call the names.)

    Today,youaremakingagiantstepthatfromCubScoutingtoBoyScouting.Aswepresenttoyouthecolorsofthefourwinds,rememberthem,andletthemcontinuetoguideyoualongtheScoutingtrail.

    (Light the blue candle or light.)BluestandsfortheCubScoutspiritandthenorthwind.YouareatrueblueCubScoutandliveuptotheLawofthePack.Itbringsyouonlythewarmestofwinds.

    (Light the yellow candle or light.)Yellowstandsforthesouthwindthatcarriesthestoryofyourachievementsfarandwide.AsaCubScoutyouhavebeeneager,fair,andacredittoyourdenandpack.

    (Light the white candle or light.)WhitestandsfortheeastwindandthespiritofScouting.TheeastwindcarriesthestoryofyourfunandhappinesstoyourScouttroopandtellsothershowyouliveuptotheCubScoutPromise.

    (Light the red candle or light.)RedstandsforthewestwindandrepresentsthefamiliesoftheseWebelosScouts.IttellsofthehelpandguidancethattheseWebelosScoutsreceivefromtheirfamilies.ContinuetohelpyourboygoandgrowashecontinuestowalktheScoutingtrailinBoyScouting.

    AsyoucrossintoBoyScouting,wellgiveyoutheCubScouthandshakeonelasttime.(The Cubmaster and Webelos leader shake hands with the Webelos Scout. The boy walks to the Scoutmaster, giving him and the senior patrol leader the Scout handclasp.)

    Seven Virtues of Life

    Materials: Holderwithsevencandlesorlights,graduationcertificates,troopneckerchief(ifoneisgoingtobepresented;iftheneckerchiefisnotgoingtobepresented,rewordtheendingoftheceremony).

    NARRATOR:WillthefollowingWebelosScoutspleasecomeforward.(Call the names.)Today,wearehonoringtheseboyswhohavebroughthonortoourpackastheyclimbedtheCubScouttrail.TheyarenowreadytogointoBoyScouting.Withthehelpoftheirfamilies,theywillsoonstartwalkingtheBoyScouttrail.

    WEBELOSLEADER:Thesevencandles(lights)beforeyourepresenttheraysintheArrowofLight.Astheyarelighted,youwillhearhowtheystandforthesevengreatvirtuesoflife.(The narrator lights the candles or lights.)

    1.Wisdomdoesntmeanthatyouaresmarterthanothers.Itmeansthatyouusewhatyouknowtoleadabetterlife.

    2. Couragedoesntmeanthatyouhavenofearofdanger.Itmeansthatyoucanfacedangerdespiteyourfear.

    3.Self-controlmeansbeingabletostopwhenyouhavehadenoughofsomething,suchaseating,playi

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