Sorry if this is duplication - I may have inadvertently sent an incomplete reply. Thanks for quick reply. Agree with you 100%. Of the two boys who are subject of my post, one dropped out as Cub, so would be a 13- or 14-yr old New Scout; the other dropped out as Second Class Scout, so would be a 14- or 14-yr old Second Class Scout, and this is the challenge.
Would appreciate any feedback (successes, failures, other lessons learned) on motivating older (13 & 14-year old) boys to join/re-join Scouting and, once re-registered, on integrating them into troop activities and the advancement with younger Scouts.