The following comes from our friend Mike Walton http://www.settummanque.com who is also involved with the USScouts.org project. The BSA for the longest of time has said that when we talk about ONE Cub Scout in the 4th/5th grade program, he is called a "WEBELOS" Cub Scout ("We-buh-los" or "Web-los"). And yeah, while a long time ago the acroymn (which is why it is spelled in ALL CAPS like WEBELOS instead of combination ("Webelos") )meant "Wolf-Bear- Lion-Scout" with vowels in it to make it sound cool; it currently (since 1969) means "WE'll BE LOyal Scouts". In more recent BSA publications, however, the BSA kinda got away from what they said and started using "Webelos Cub Scouts" and "WEBELOS Scouts" in their descriptions -- which threw off a lot of Cub Scouters and WHOLE GANG FULLS of Boy Scouters.See, Boy Scouts are called "Scouts"; WEBELOS Cub Scouts are "Cub Scouts." Going back above, when we talk about MORE THAN ONE WEBELOS Cub Scout, the BSA HAS BEEN USING "WEBELOS Cub Scouts". One WEBELOS Cub Scout. Not a "WEBELO" nor a "WEBLO". WEBELOS -- a WEBELOS Cub Scout.Mike was a WEBELOS Cub Scout. A group of WEBELOS Cub Scouts are "Cub Scouts" in the plural. WEBELOS describes what *kind* of Cub Scouts we are talking about, as in "A Den of WEBELOS Cub Scouts". Mike was one of several WEBELOS Cub Scouts in Den Five, Pack 63. The emphasis should be on the word "Cub Scouts" -- because they are ALL Cub Scouts; NOT "Scouts". They don't get to carry that *title* -- Boy Scout – until they are IN A TROOP or registered as a Lone Boy Scout.
B-P’s Blog – Sunday in Camp
During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters.
Each Sunday I’ll publish a selection from his writings in the hope...