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Cub to Boy Scout Transition

Welcome to the Troop 268 Cub Scout to Boy Scout Transition Page.  This may or may not come as a surprise, but Boy Scouts is very different than Cub Scouts. The thought of transitioning from a Cub Scout pack to a Boy Scout troop may be intimidating.  This page is meant to help ease that transition and provide some basic information on how to go about joining Troop 268.

Webelos are often eager to move on to the excitement of Boy Scouting. Sometimes, Webelos are not sure they want to cross-over to Boys Scouts, perhaps because they believe it will be more of the same thing they experienced in Cub Scouts.  In either case, the best way to make a decision about joining Boy Scouts begins with troop visits.

Take some time to visit different Boy Scout troops. Each one has a different structure, atmosphere and focus.  Although we hope Troop 268 will become your new home, each Scout and his family must choose a troop that best fits their needs.

You are welcome to visit Troop 268 during any regularly scheduled troop meeting. However, it may be helpful to contact our Scoutmaster prior to visiting to confirm our meeting time and location. While we typically follow the schedule posted in Meeting Information, there are occasional deviations (swim nights, courts of honor, summer camp, or other special events).

If you are completing requirements for the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award, please make arrangements with the Scoutmaster prior to your visit. This will ensure that he has time set aside to meet with the Webelos and his family.
Webelos typically cross-over to Boy Scouts in early spring, during their pack’s Blue & Gold banquet or possibly the March pack meeting.  Representatives of Troop 268, Scouts and Adult Leaders, will officially welcome incoming Webelos into our troop at this crossover by presenting the newly crossed over Boy Scout with Boy Scout epaulets; a Troop 268 neckerchief and slide; and a Troop 268 Welcome Packet. Therefore, as soon as a Webelos chooses to join Troop 268, his parents should contact our Scoutmaster and Committee Chair with crossover scheduling information.