Too young. Kindergarten is just too young. When I was a Cub Scouter I thought half the Tigers weren't ready, and this is a year earlier than that. And yes I know the Girl Scouts has Daisies, one of my daughters was a Daisy, but that was probably too young too, and from my observation 5-year-old girls are, on average, better at sitting still and paying attention and following instructions than 5-year-old boys. And actually some of these boys will be 4 when they join, depending on the school district's cutoff age. In my school district a boy who joins Lions at the beginning of September and turns 5 on Sept. 30 (cutoff is Oct. 1) will be a 4-year-old Lion for the almost a whole month. Four years old!
I know, I know, grumpy old man, etc.
Glad to hear it worked out.
Not to be too picky here in the happy aftermath of the project approval, but an Eagle project is not a troop function. It is a function of the Eagle candidate, within the parameters of the approval given by the project beneficiary, and with the assistance of "others" - all of whom, some of whom or none of whom may be Scouts and/or Scouters in the troop. Potentially the candidate could be the only member of the troop who works on the project (although I have never seen this happen.) Of course, there should be coordination between the candidate and the troop, because most times the candidate will be relying on members of the troop to be his "workers," and the workers can't work if they are instead on a camping trip somewhere. But this kind of coordination and cooperation does not make the project a troop function; it is same kind of coordination and cooperation that leads us not to schedule a fundraising activity that would directly compete with a fundraiser of our CO - or any other community group, if we can avoid it. It's just good citizenship.
Quite right, we have a sub-forum on Cub Scouts
Here are some past topics which may interest you, in addition to advice from past and present Cub leaders who will join in.
Adding a wetsuit and prescription goggles helped my oldest with his swimming so much. He did great at his last swim lesson. Thanks to Amazon.com for their selection, pricing and quick delivery. I was able to outfit him for under $50 - a good deal and convenient to find the items we needed.
“I could not help feeling how splendid it would be if one could only train [girls] in peace time in the same way one trained the young soldiers—that is, through Scoutcraft.
I afterwards took to training boys in that way, but I had not been long at it before the girls came along, and offered to do the very thing I had hoped for, they wanted to take up Scouting also.” - Robert Baden-Powell
Excerpt From: Girl Scouts of the United States of America. “Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts.” 1919