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From Scouting Magazine: New Cub Program 1/world

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Advancement belt loops.

 

See also Boy Scouting in the 70s.

 

What can possibly go wrong?

 

http://scoutingmagazine.org/2015/04/everything-need-know-new-cub-scouting-program/

Please enlighten me.  What can go wrong?  I'm not familiar with the 1970s issues you're referring to.

 

If we're talking just about the physical loops, they're not a bad idea - especially when compared with the existing beads.  Today those beads all too often fall off, get lost, are a jangly distraction, etc.  I'll miss the elective arrow points, but the loops are at least an acceptable replacement in my mind.

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Derby, I think John is referring to the skill awards that came in during the early 70s.  These were in addition to rank advancement and were loops that you wore on your webbed belt.  Green Bar Bill was NOT a fan.   ;)

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I like the loops.  When I see them on a boy, I can ask them what they did to earn it, and they can usually tell me.  With the beads, never.  And when everyone in the Pack loving the loops, making it part of the core program rather than an accessory program gets the focus back on the core.  Time well spent.

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Please enlighten me.  What can go wrong?  I'm not familiar with the 1970s issues you're referring to.

 

 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Boy_Scouts_of_America#Outdoors_skills_de-emphasized

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Boy_Scouts_of_America#Return_to_traditional_Scouting

 

Wish Green Bar Bill was still around

Edited by oldisnewagain1

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