Pack gives our Scouts who complete AoL and Arrow.
Scoutmaster gives incoming Scouts a BSA Handbook and Troop hat at the same time.
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- Jun 2008
- Dec 2004
Pack gave nothing. I collected money from the parents to pay for materials to make AOL plaques and custom arrows. I carved a neckercheif slide for each scout in my den.
- Feb 2011
Our long suffering Cub Master made them from practice arrows with various stripes and devices showing their "service record". Boys worked hard to earn stuff to jazz up therir arrows and my sons still proudly display them years later. However as the Pack grew she she sometimes had to make 20+ arrows! She said she stayed up late many nights but that it was a good problem to have.
- Jan 2012
Our pack has been giving those that earned it one of those store bought arrow of light plaques, with the arrow hanging below.
That's all I have seen form the Tiger and Wolf Den perspective.....
And each year, the outgoing WEBLOS2 den has given a gift to the pack..... a nice portable grille and the like.... I think that the parents have chipped in.... & I think there was also something given to the W2 den leader from the parents of the den.
At Crossover we give each Webelos either a compass, or vittle kit (depending on what was given to them at the Pack Graduation ceremony the previous May). The Webelos going to a Troop also receive Boy Scout shoulder loops, and the Boy Scout Handbook. The Troop provides the necker. Our Troop presents their necker when they are awarded their Scout patch.
- Aug 2011
This year my AOL Den is trying something new. The boys are making neckerchief slides for all of the other Dens as a way of saying "Thank You" to the Pack. Since they are the "Cobra" Den they are making snake slides. This is also completing one of the last requirements for the Artist Activity Badge.
- Jun 2012
Our pack gave our WEBELOS 2's that crossed over (our Blue & Gold was today) a Scout handbook. They also got the "Arrow Career Plaque".
- Mar 2005
Our committee chair collects Colman lanterns. He gives each boy that earns AOL a reconditioned lantern. These come out of his own pocket, not from the pack. The pack gives the certificate, patch, and card.
The boys get vittle kits at Pack Graduation ceremony at the end of 4th grade.
At Crossover to Boy Scouts they get a compass, new shoulder loops, and a Boy Scout Handbook.
The Troop gives them their new necker.
A Webelos Career Arrow is nice, but it will end up in a pile at the back of the closet. A good compass is something they can use, even if they do not go on to Boy Scouts.
- Nov 2008
We buy them a Boy Scout book and put $25 in their boy scout account. We also give them an arrow for their arrow of light. How elaborate we get varies from year to year depending on what the WLs want to do that year. The Boy Scouts give them a neckerchief and slide.
- Apr 2013
Our pack has bought sleeping bags for boys that are crossing over. They also received an arrow made by our UC's husband. He hand carved arrow heads out of bone.
- May 2005
<<Back when I was a WDL, had a very aggressive parent who complained that he was paying dues for March through May (3 months or $15) but wasn't getting anything out of it. I talked the pack committee into giving Scout Handbooks to the Webelos who were crossing over. (to give that parent his proper dues, he did volunteer to produce the AOL placques that we gave the boys, and he put a lot of effort into it).>>
Our pack generally charges $5/month in dues. For Webelos II we charge $30 which reflects the $15 Scout membership for the year + pack dues.
Personally I think there are two reasons for a gift to boys completing the AOL: 1) it recognizes the boy's achievement in completing the Cub Scout program and 2) it should give the Cub Scouts watching the ceremony the idea that they want to do that too!
In that spirit, I favor a gift of either a pocket knife or an orienteering compass, but the decision on what to do is left to the Webelos Den Leader.
- May 2013
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