Webelos to Scout Transition Powerpoint

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HEART OF AMERICA COUNCIL
WEBELOS TO SCOUT
TRANSITION PLAN
http://www.hoac-bsa.org/AboutUs/MembershipsAndRelationships/Membership.aspx
COUNCIL
WEBELOS TO SCOUT
CHAIR
Forrest Bolles
913-302-1421
[email protected]
WHY DO WE NEED A PLAN?
The transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts
is when we lose a large percentage of our
membership. An effective Webelos to Scout
Transition plan is essential for retaining our
current Cub Scouts by moving them into a Boy
Scout Troop.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Webelos to Scout transition is everyone’s responsibility -- Webelos
Leaders, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Parents, Commissioners and the
District Committee.
• All must work together to ensure that Webelos and their parents know all
the great fun and adventure in store for them when they become Boy
Scouts.
• Webelos is not the end of Cub Scouts. The transition from Webelos to Boy
Scouts is a normal and expected part of the program.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
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DISTRICT WEBELOS TRANSITION CHAIR
TROOP AND TROOP MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
PACK AND PACK MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
WEBELOS II DEN LEADER
UNIT COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT WEBELOS TRANSITION CHAIR
• CONTACT ALL PACKS IN EARLY FALL TO UPDATE A LIST OF ALL FIFTHGRADE WEBELOS SCOUTS.
• COACH CUBMASTERS, WEBELOS DEN LEADERS
• TRACK AND MAINTAIN RECORDS OF WEBELOS TRANSITION
• WORK WITH UNIT COMMISSIONERS TO FOLLOW-UP ON WEBELOS
WHO HAVE NOT JOINED A TROOP
TROOP & TROOP MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
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APPOINT A TROOP MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
ESTABLISH CONNECTION WITH PACKS IN YOUR AREA
TRAIN DEN CHIEFS AND ENCOURAGE PACKS TO USE DEN CHIEFS
HOST WEBELOS II AT TROOP MEETING, ACTIVITIES, EVENTS, CAMPOUTS
VISIT PACKS TO ORIENT BEARS AND WEBELOS I
COMMUNICATE WITH WEBELOS II LEADERS, WEBELOS II, WEBELOS II
PARENTS
• COORDINATE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS FOR WEBELOS II LEADERS IN TROOP
• HELP CUBMASTERS PLAN CROSS-OVER CEREMONIES
PACK & PACK MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
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MOTIVATE WEBELOS II LEADERS TO ENSURE CROSS-OVER
DEVELOP WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH TROOPS IN AREA
COORDINATE WITH SCOUTMASTERS FOR ASSIGNMENT OF DEN CHIEFS
COORDINATE WITH SCOUTMASTER FOR WEBELOS OVERNIGHT ACTIVITIES AND
TROOP MEETING VISITS
• INVITE TROOPS IN AREA TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL PACK EVENTS
• ENCOURAGE WEBELOS II LEADRS TO CROSS TO TROOP LEADERSHIP ROLES
• PLAN CROSS-OVER
WEBELOS II DEN LEADERS
• BE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE TRANSITION TO BOY SCOUTS
• SPEAK TO YOUR WEBELOS II AND THEIR PARENTS IN SEPTEMBER ABOUT
TROOP VISITS
• ENSURE THAT PARENTS OF WEBELOS II UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE
WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TROOP THEIR SON
CHOOSES
• EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BOY SCOUTS AND CUB SCOUTS AND
THE DIFFERENT ROLES OF PARENTS
• ENSURE THAT EVERY WEBELOS II RECEIVES AN INVITATION TO JOIN ONE OR
MORE TROOPS
UNIT COMMISSIONERS
• HELP EVERY TROOP CONNECT WITH ONE OR MORE PACKS AND EVERY PACK CONNECT
WITH ONE OR MORE TROOPS
• EDUCATE UNITS ON NEED FOR THE WEBELOS TO BOY SCOUT TRANSITION PLAN AND
EXECUTION
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PROMOTE COMMUNICATION AMONG UNITS
PROMOTE COMMUNICATION OF PACKS WITH WEBELOS FAMILIES
HELP KEEP UNITS FOCUSED ON THE SCHEDULE
ENSURE ALL ELIGIBLE WEBELOS ARE IDENTIFIED
ENSURE ALL ELIGIBLE WEBELOS ARE INVITED TO JOIN ONE OR MORE TROOPS
ENSURE THAT UNITS FOLLOW-UP WITH WEBELOS THAT DO NOT CROSS
TIMELINE
• AUGUST – COMPILE WEBELOS LISTS, PLAN FOR
TROOP/WEBELOS II CAMPOUT, APPOINT DEN CHIEFS
• SEPTEMBER – FIRST CONTACT (TROOP LETTER,
CHECKLISTS, NEWSLETTERS)
• OCTOBER – TROOP/DEN ACTIVITY, INVITATIONS,
DISTRICT-LEVEL WEBLEOS/TROOP EVENT
• NOVEMBER – TROOPS VISIT WITH DENS, DENS VISIT
TROOPS
TIMELINE
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DECEMBER – DENS VISIT TROOPS
JANUARY – DENS VISIT TROOPS, CROSS-OVERS
FEBRUARY – CROSS-OVERS, FOLLOW-UP
MARCH – CROSS-OVERS, FOLLOW-UP
APRIL – JUNE – INTEGRATION AND TRAINING OF NEW
SCOUTS, SUMMER CAMP PLANNING/PREPARATION
OUR GOAL
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