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Webelos II moving up to Boy Scouts in September

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As far as those who say a boy couldn't have earned AoL by September, that's not necessarily true. Nephew's birthday is in November, he was eligible for his AoL by May of his 4th grade year. He had completed all of the requirements, including age. Was he ready to bridge over? No, not even close. He was far more ready 10 months later when he actually did bridge over.

 

It is possible for a 5th grade boy to be age eligible for AoL by the Sept he starts 5th grade.

 

Michelle

CM - P102

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Most troops that I know of gauge their new scout activities to the crossovers at Blue and Gold. So, their schedule is laid out to begin new scout activities at that point. We tell Webelos Scouts that as soon as they turn in an application to us, they are welcome to attend out outings with a parent, but our troop meetings are laid out to begin new scout activities after the normal graduation dates.

 

So, a Scout could join earlier, but many troops probably don't have their program set up to start supporting those Scouts earlier.

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I agree with Prairie Scouter. While we'll welcome a scout to join us at any time, the program is laid out to be most effective if they join in the spring at "normal" crossover time. For example, if a scout joins after we've done the five mile map & compass hike for 2nd class, it may be a while (six months or more) before they'll have an opportunity to do it again.

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