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					    PACK 828
Advancement Chair
    Handbook




          By
     Arlene Zarate
                         Pack 828 Advancement Chair Handbook


                                       Table Of Contents
  Introduction..................................................................................................................... 3
  General Comments about the Advancement Chair Role ................................................ 3
  Yearly Advancement Cycle ............................................................................................ 4
  Communication and Organizing Documentation ........................................................... 4
  Tracking Advancements with Packmaster...................................................................... 6
  Tracking Expenses .......................................................................................................... 9
  Presenting Each Type of Recognition........................................................................... 11
     Rank (includes Electives) ......................................................................................... 11
     Webelo Specific Awards (Activity Pins, Compass Points, the Twentier, Arrow of
     Light)......................................................................................................................... 13
     Academic and Sports program.................................................................................. 14
     Special Awards ......................................................................................................... 15
       Scouting for Food Patches .................................................................................... 15
       Pinewood Derby.................................................................................................... 15
       Popcorn Patches .................................................................................................... 15
       Hikes ..................................................................................................................... 16
       Summertime Activity Award................................................................................ 16
       Outdoor Activity Award ....................................................................................... 16
       World Conservation Award .................................................................................. 17
       Leave No Trace Award......................................................................................... 17
       Service Stars.......................................................................................................... 18
  A Note About Cards...................................................................................................... 18
  Inventory ....................................................................................................................... 18




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Introduction

The purpose of this document is to explain the duties of the Advancement Chair
position within Pack 828 and to offer helpful hints on what has helped me in the
past. The focus is on tracking, preparing and distributing the various types of
recognition for what the boys have accomplished, not the Advancement program
itself. There are numerous resources that explain Cub Scout Advancements and
how they are earned (see http://www.usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/intro.html).

This document will address each type of recognition as individual sections.
Recognition includes
       Rank
       Academics and Sports Program
       Special Awards

General Comments about the Advancement Chair Role

You may be called upon to help Den Leaders learn about Advancements. Some
words of advice to share:
      o Focus on frequent feedback to kids and parents not the awards.
      o It’s all about timely positive reinforcement.
      o Boys just have to try hard at the task and do their best. They do not
          need to be perfect.
      o Encourage some written form of reporting advancements to you such
          as email.
      o Ask that advancements be reported to you at least one week prior to a
          Pack meeting to give you time to prepare.

In many Packs (like 828), the Advancement Chairperson handles other awards in
addition to Rank advancement and Belt Loops and Pins (Sports and Academics
program).
       o Patches for events (Popcorn, Scouting for Food, Pinewood Derby, etc.)
           or Hikes (Trail Trekker, Highlander, Night hikes)
       o Leave No Trace Award -
           http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/resources/21-105/ or
           http://www.usscouts.org/advance/venturing/LeaveNoTrace.html
       o World Conservation Award - http://www.geocities.com/~pack215/world-
           conservation.html or
           http://usscouts.org/advance/boyscout/worldcons.html
       o Religious awards - http://www.scouting.org/awards/religious/

The challenge of the Advancement role is to stay organized. You are responsible
for




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   •   Tracking each boys advancements - Consider using software for this
       rather than the paper charts. There are a number of choices. Here are
       some:
           o Packmaster – www.packmaster.com (what Pack 828 uses)
           o ScoutTrack – www.scouttrack.com
           o Cub Tracks - http://www.palmsource.com/interests/scouts/
           o http://trax.boy-scouts.net/ (great freeware)
   •   Reporting Rank advancement to Council
           o Preparing all of the awards for Pack meeting presentation
                      Rank Advancement consists of the badge (patch) that is
                      sewn on the uniform, a Pin for the parent, and a card that is
                      the scout’s proof of advancement. Encourage the boys and
                      their parents to keep the cards in a safe place. It is their
                      record of what they have accomplished.
                 Consider using clear computer labels for the cards. Saves a lot
                 of writing.
       o Assisting the Den Leader with appropriate ceremonies.


Yearly Advancement Cycle

There is a pattern each year of the type of awards that happen at certain times of
the year. The Bridging Ceremony (graduation to Boy Scouts) is usually done by
the Webelo 2 leader in March or April. Special event and hiking patches can
happen throughout the year.

       September – summertime activity awards, belt loops and pins and hike
       patches
       October – Bobcat rank, Tiger Totems, Webelo Activity Pins
       November - Webelo Activity Pins, belt loops and pins (from Lindblad)
       December – Scouting for Food Patches, Webelo Activity Pins
       January - Webelo Activity Pins, belt loops and pins
       February – no advancements due to Blue and Gold
       March – Webelo Activity Pins, belt loops and pins, Arrow of Light
       April – Rank awards with arrowpoints
       May – Rank awards with arrowpoints
       June – Rank awards with arrowpoints

Communication and Organizing Documentation

Den Leaders are responsible for communicating what boys in their dens have
accomplished with the exception of Trail Trekker and Highlander hikes. The
names of boys that participate in hikes should be provided by the hike leader.
Since the Cub Scout year gets hectic and we all have busy lives, it is helpful to
send an email to remind everyone at least two weeks before the pack meeting
giving them a deadline of a week before to give you their advancements for that


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month. The timing of the email is geared to when you will be able to get to the
Scout shop to purchase whatever you don’t happen to have in inventory. Refer to
the Inventory sections for suggestions on what to keep on hand. Allow yourself
time to get the cards filled out and the items packaged before the Pack meeting.

Since recognition is done at the Pack meetings, an easy way to keep track of
what comes from the Den Leaders is to have them send the information in email
and store the emails in folders by month. For example, I have a high level folder
in Outlook for all Cub Scout emails. It is divided into other folders that are topic
specific. The Advancement folder is divided by year and with each year, by
month. I use calendar years, but you could also create a high level folder by
school year. Use the method that will allow you to find what you are looking for
later. Be religious about filing emails when you get them. There have been many
times when I had to go back through them to make sure none of the boys were
missing something they had earned. Note the monthly folder names are done in
such a way that they sort in the right order. Mine looks like this:




Often there are documents associated with the advancements at Pack Meetings
so it is helpful to have folders on your hard drive for those. More details on what
you might want to keep there will follow later in this document.




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There are other documents that are necessary. I have a folder labeled
“Expenses” used to keep track of Advancement expenses per rank for the Pack
treasurer and a “Templates and Clipart” folder that comes in handy when trying
to create a certificate or special award. There are some documents in the
“Advancements” folder that are also useful: Rank Ceremonies, a spreadsheet to
track hike participation, and a spreadsheet to track participation in summer
events by the boys for the Summertime Activity Award. (see the screen print
above).


Tracking Advancements with Packmaster


Pack 828 uses Packmaster software to track advancements and for rechartering.
The Packmaster help feature is pretty complete. Rather than repeat that
information here, I will limit this section to helpful hints.

The two most important Advancement functions are Advancement and Reports.
Most of the time, you will enter items to be awarded under the Advancement tab
using either “Individual Scout”or “Group Credit”. Most of this is pretty easy to
follow.

Den leaders have the primary responsibility of tracking steps towards rank. At a
Packmaster level, only the completion of the entire rank is tracked. For example,


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choose a single scout and, when the selection of advancement types is
displayed, click on the rank that it most likely is defaulting to. Packmaster is very
good about screen navigation. It tends to default to the screen you are most likely
going to need given the level a scout is at. You will see a list of the requirements
needed for the rank. Rather than entering data in those areas, skip to “Badge
Earned” and enter the date the den leader reported it was complete. A message
will ask if you want to do this even though the requirements are not complete.
Click yes.

Rank electives also require a little creative data entry because den leaders tend
to use slightly different software to track this. When a den leader tells me how
many electives are complete, I just enter the dates to make sure enough arrow
points are awarded. For example, select a single scout and go to the relevant
elective screen. For each 10 electives reported to you enter a date. If there are
42, I would enter a date next to the box labeled gold and then repeat for three of
the silver arrow point date boxes. There will be 2 left over and unaccounted for
which will require a little coordination later when more electives are complete. If
the scout has 58 the next month, just make certain at least 5 arrow point have
been record either in the past or for the next Pack meeting.

For Academic and Sports awards, remember that we do not award the same
loops and pins more than once. Each time a boy earns one, you will need to look
at the list of what has been presented to make sure he doesn’t already have it.
The Academic and Sports screen has a column that shows what has been
presented and what is pending. Note that there are buttons to click in the middle
of the screen to switch from sports to academics and from loops to pins.

I use the “Define Awards” feature for most of our patches and special awards. It
is the simplest way to make sure they end up on the reports used at the Pack
meetings.

Service Stars will appear on the reports automatically for the May Pack meeting.
Since everyone gets one, it is easy to scan the report and make sure that it true.,
If someone does not appear on the list with a service star, it is because their
Service Star Completion Date on their Personal Data page (bottom right corner)
is not set to 5/01 of the year they started in the Pack.

The most critical report is under “Reports”, “Awards/Advancement”. It is called
“Pack/Den Awards Report w 4403” (second from the bottom). This report gives
you

       all awards for a Pack meeting by den
       an inventory of what you need to buy
       the 4403 report that needs to be turned into Council to report rank
       advancements




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I have experimented with the default report settings and what seems to work the
best is




The “Ending Date” should always be the next Pack meeting date. After you look
at and close the report, it will show you a message asking if you want to update
the presented flags for this report. Only check yes AFTER the Pack meeting.
During the weeks before, always check no.




I usually use the “save report to disc” feature that is available when a report is
displayed (use the rtf format) to avoid constantly recreating the report in
Packmaster. Doing that

       prevents accidentally setting the presentation flags prematurely.
       serves as a historical record of what was handed out at each Pack
       meeting. Invariably someone says they didn’t get something so a saved
       copy helps the research.
       Makes it easier to email to everyone for confirmation that their den has the
       right awards.




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Under Awards to include on the report settings screen, use the top box because
it will show you if there is something leftover from the past. Now and then an
award gets missed at the Pack meeting. You can go into Pack master and
change the “presented” flag to cause it to reappear on the report for the next
meeting. That is better than re-entering the award with incorrect dates.

Tracking Expenses

Our Pack treasurer tracks advancement expenses by den for budgeting
purposes. Each time you buy supplies, the receipt needs to go to the treasurer
(keep a copy) with the spreadsheet that shows where the money was spent. The
spreadsheet is designed so that the columns all cross foot. It will be explained in
person. Here is an example of one (sorry, right side was cut off).




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                                                                                                                                     Total     Total
                                                        Total                                                                                             Sub-
              Pack                                                                                                                   With       Pre-
 Date of                   Item         Unit            Cost     Tiger   Wolf     Bear    Webelos   Webelos                                              totals
             Meeting                            Qty                                                           Leaders   Inventory     Tax       Tax
Expense                 Description     Cost          (without   Den     Den      Den      1 Den     2 Den                                                 by
            Supported                                                                                                               (cross-   (cross-
                                                         tax)                                                                                           Receipt
                                                                                                                                    check)    check)

                        Wolf
 04/15/06   04/20/06    Patches         $1.40    5      $7.00            $7.58                                                      $7.58     $7.00
 04/15/06   04/20/06    Wolf cards      $0.10   11      $1.10            $1.19                                                      $1.19     $1.10
                        Academic
                        and Sport
 04/15/06   04/20/06    Belt Loops      $1.47    4      $5.88    $3.18   $3.18                                                      $6.36     $5.88
                        Webelo
 04/15/06   04/20/06    Activity pins   $1.40    3      $4.20                              $4.55                                    $4.55     $4.20
                        Arrow
 04/15/06   04/20/06    Points          $0.75   13      $9.75            $10.55                                                     $10.55    $9.75
                                                                                                                                                                  S
                                                                                                                                                                  -
                        Wolf mom                                                                                                                                  C
 04/15/06   04/20/06    pins            $1.05    5      $5.25            $5.68                                                      $5.68     $5.25       35.92   0

                        Bobcat
 04/20/06   04/20/06    cards           $0.10    2      $0.20            $0.11                                           $0.11      $0.22     $0.20
                        Bobcat
 04/20/06   04/20/06    Patches         $1.40    2      $2.80            $1.52                                           $1.51      $3.03     $2.80
                                                                                                                                                                  S
                                                                                                                                                                  -
                        Bobcat                                                                                                                                    C
 04/20/06   04/20/06    mom pins        $1.05    2      $2.10            $1.13                                           $1.14      $2.27     $2.10       13.64   0
                        Arrow
 04/20/06   04/20/06    Points          $0.75   10      $7.50            $1.62                                           $6.50      $8.12     $7.50

                        4/2006
                        MTG
                        EXPENSES                                 $3.18   $32.56   $0.00     $4.55     $0.00     $0.00      $9.26    $49.55    $33.18     $49.56




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Presenting Each Type of Recognition

Rank (includes Electives)
Rank Advancement is probably the most important of the recognition provided
since it represents an entire school year of work. The ceremony is a little more
complex as parents are encouraged to join their sons. In fact, the boys are
supposed to be the ones that present the parents pins to their parents as part of
the ceremony. Each den leader will come up with their own ceremony but there
are many examples on the web if you are asked to help. Just search on
something like “Cub Scout Wolf Ceremony”. Because of the significance of rank
awards, they are usually presented separately from other awards like belt loops
or event patches.

Rank advancements require a form to be turned in to council with the list of boys
that have achieved their rank. The form can be generated from Packmaster
software. Some Scout stores will require that you have the form before you buy
the patches and parent pins. Some are happy to have you send them in
separately.

Prior to completing rank, Tigers are awarded a Tiger Totem. It is the den leaders
choice on whether to have a small ceremony or to keep it simple. It is better to
award these at the Pack meeting since it is the first significant award most Tigers
will achieve after they earn the Bobcat (new as of 2006 – Tigers earn Bobcat
then work on Tiger requirements). The beads are earned as they complete
requirements. These come in kits and are usually bought along with other
advancement supplies and the beads are given to the den leader to distribute.
The new ones attach to the pockets. The old ones were worn on the belt.




                        (new)                                        (old)

There are also Totems for Wolves and Bears that are similar to the ones for
Tigers. Not every Wolf and Bear leader chooses to use them. The yellow beads
are used for the Wolf year and the red year used for the Bear year.




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A rank advancement consists of a patch, a parent’s pin and a card that the boy
can keep to prove he earned the rank. If a boy loses the patch, the card will allow
him to replace the patch at any scout shop without them asking for proof (some
will, some won’t).

The patches that are sewn on uniforms look like this:




                     Bobcat           Tiger          Wolf            Bear




                Webelo for blue uniform         Webelo for tan uniform
    (den leaders choice on which one – most use the one for the tan uniform)

The cards and parents pins look like this with the appropriate animal for each
rank. I usually stick the pin right into the card to minimize the chance of the pin
getting lost. I also sign the cards for the Den leader and Cubmaster.




For Wolves and Bears, there are usually arrow points that are awarded as
recognition for electives completed at the same time they receive their rank
award. For the first 10 electives, a gold arrow point is awarded. Silver is awarded
for each 10 after. These too come with cards that need to be filled out.


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                                  Arrowpoints for Wolf and Bear

Webelo Specific Awards (Activity Pins, Compass Points,
the Twentier, Arrow of Light)
Webelo scouts work on Activity Badges (they are actually pins) throughout their
two years in Webelo 1 and 2. When awarded, they are worn on Webelos Colors.
When boys earn their first Actvity badge, they must also get one of these:




The pins take the shape of their subject matter. There is much more detail on
these at: http://www.usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/webbadges.html. Some
examples:



      Athlete                  Sportsman         Citizen      Craftsman

When Activity Badges are awarded, I usually fill out a single card for all of the
badges being awarded. The pins are attached to the card to keep them from
being lost.




There are twenty Activity badges in total. Now and then a boy will complete all of
them which entitles him to a special award called a Twentier. I have a special
certificate to go with this award.


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After the Webelos badge is earned, the boys can earn the compass points
emblem. It is awarded after he earns seven activity badges, four more in addition
to the three he earned for the Webelos badge. The compass points emblem is
attached to the button on the right pocket of the Webelos uniform shirt.




After the boys earn the compass points emblem, they'll receive a metal compass
point for each four additional activity badges they earn. They can pin these
compass points on the emblem in the "E," "W," or "S" positions, in any order they
choose. The compass points do not have cards. They are so tiny and easy to
lose that I made cards for them that I printed on business card blanks.

The Arrow of Light Award is the highest rank in Cub Scouting. A Webelos Scout
should set his sights on it early. It's tougher to earn than the Webelos badge, but
he can do it! The Cub Scout will have to earn the Webelos badge and at least
eight activity badges, including Citizen, Readyman, and Fitness. The total
must include one from each of the five activity groups. The award is given with a
card. It must be reported to Council on the same form as other rank
advancements


                                          Arrow of Light

Academic and Sports program
The Cub Scouts Academics and Sports Program is one method of addressing
the development of physical, mental and emotional fitness. Fitness includes the
body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and
the emotions (self-control, courage, and self-respect). As with most activities in
Cub Scouting, this isn’t meant to be a highly competitive program. Instead, Cubs
are encouraged to DO THEIR BEST. This program is optional for all Cub Scouts.
It is not part of the regular Advancement program (except where used in


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obtaining various Webelos activity badges (Aquanaut, Athlete, Sportsman,
Scholar, Geologist, Naturalist, Communicator, Family Member, Artist, Showman,
Traveler, Engineer, Scientist, and Citizen) and Wolf Elective 20 (Sports). Its
purpose is to assist Cub Scouts in learning a new skill or improving one they
already possess.

The requirements for both belt loops and pins as well as pictures of the awards
can be found at http://www.usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/a-sindex.html. These
awards are handed out with a card. You can use one card for many loops and
pins. This is one of the card types that I have a template for using clear address
labels for.


Special Awards
Many of the special awards involve patches that we order from private
companies, not affiliated with Boy Scouts of America. Even when the Scout
Shops have the same patches, they are often much more expensive. Be on the
lookout for new choices as new ones seem to come up periodically. My top
choices are:
      http://design-it.com/
      http://www.patchplace.com/
      https://www.advantageemblem.com


Scouting for Food Patches
These are purchased from private companies and awarded to all boys that
participate in Scouting For Food in November. Den Leaders need to let you know
which boys participated. Often they get handed out in December. It just depends
on the timing of the Food Collection and our Pack meeting.

Pinewood Derby
These are purchased from private companies and awarded to all boys that
participate in the Pinewood Derby in February. Den Leaders can help you know
which boys participated, but it is usually easier to get the list of boys that check in
cars from the Derby organizers. These are usually handed out in February since
the Derby tend to be early in the month.

Popcorn Patches
These are often handled by the Popcorn person but we have extra patches that
need to be used. Apparently, we get patches from BSA but I like the ones from
Private companies better.



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Hikes
There are two different hike programs we participate in, Trail Trekker and
Highlander. Both have a large primary patch that each scout and/or leader gets
when they complete their first hike in the group (doesn’t matter which one).

The Trail Trekker program is sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Council
and all of these patches come through them. There is a form that is faxed to the
office in San Leandro (http://www.sfbac.org/forms/ttpatches.pdf). You must have
the Tour Permit or they will not give you the patches. You provide a credit card
number for payment. This gets expensed to the Pack Treasurer just like other
receipts.

Summertime Activity Award

Cub Scouting is actually a year-round program. BSA encourages a full summer
program to keep a pack healthy, parents interested, and Cub Scouts eager to
register for another year. Participating in these Summertime activities gives the
Cub Scout, his Den, and the Pack an opportunity to earn the National
Summertime Pack Award, an important component of the Quality Unit Program.
To qualify for the award, each boy must participate in three summertime
activities. This can include the Pack sponsored events such as the campfire
program, hikes, movies or other outings. Or, it can include Summer Day camp.
The award is a pin that looks like the sun. There are no cards or certificates that
need to go with it although there are some available on the web. YOU can buy it
at most scout shops. Generally only 3 or 4 boys earn it.




Outdoor Activity Award

(taken from http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/resources/13-228/)

Tiger Cubs, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts have the
opportunity to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Boys may earn the
award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed
each year. The first time the award is earned, the boy will receive the pocket flap
award, which is to be worn on the right pocket flap of the uniform shirt. Each
successive time the award is earned, a wolf track pin may be added to the flap.
Leaders should encourage boys to build on skills and experiences from previous
years when working on the award for a successive year.



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The award is available through most scout shops and is presented with a
certificate I created.




World Conservation Award

(taken from http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/worldcons.html)

The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Cub
Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers to "think globally" and "act
locally" to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to
make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural
resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment.

The award is available through most scout shops and is presented with a
certificate I created.




Leave No Trace Award

Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their
environment and to help them protect it for future generations. Leave No Trace
applies in a backyard or local park (frontcountry) as much as it does in the
wilderness (backcountry). We should practice Leave No Trace in our attitude and
actions wherever we go. Understanding nature strengthens our respect toward
the environment.

The award is available through most scout shops and is presented with a
certificate I created.




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Service Stars

Every member of the Pack earns a service star at the last Pack meeting of the
year. This is a recognition of the years in scouting for both leaders and scouts.
The stars have a number on them for the years of service. Each gets handed out
on a Service Star card (there is a template to print these) with a round plastic
backing:

       Tigers – orange back
       Scouts – yellow back
       Leaders – blue back




A Note About Cards

There are cards for most of the awards that are normally distributed. As a
general rule, I always sign the Cubmaster’s and Den leader’s names, with their
consent. Most have agreed to this as a matter of convenience. I always ask that
Den Leader’s approve the report of what is going to be awarded at every Pack
meeting in advance.

The cards are one of the more time consuming aspects of this position. To
prevent writer’s cramp, I have created a Word document that can be printed on
clear address labels on a laser printer that I use to get the information on the
cards. It is far more legible than my writing plus I can fit more on a card. It takes
some time to trim the edges off of the labels to get them to fit, but I prefer that to
writing it all by hand. I will share my Word document for you to experiment with.


Inventory
The general idea behind advancement inventory is the same as any other
business. You need enough to be able to respond to a last minute advancement


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request for the more important recognition, but you do not want to tie up a lot of
money or space in awards. Here are some thoughts on what to keep in stock.
Since the cards are inexpensive ($.07 each), I suggest you keep some extra
around for all of them. That way, if you make a mistake filling it out, you will have
a replacement. There is nothing worse than running to the store for 1 card!


                 ITEM                                       Comments
Bobcat Rank Advancement – patches,          In October, you can buy enough to
parent’s pins and cards                     make sure all new scouts, Tigers plus
                                            other boys, are covered even before
                                            the Den Leaders tell you. It doesn’t hurt
                                            to have an extra set of two (set = patch,
                                            pin and card)
Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelo Rank           You won’t need these until the Spring.
Advancement – patches, parent’s pins        Then, you can buy enough for each
and cards                                   den or wait until the den leaders tell
                                            you how many boys will actually
                                            complete rank. Do not buy the blue
                                            Webelo patch as we have not been
                                            using it.
Arrow of Light pins and cards               The Webelo 2 leader can tell you how
                                            many to get in the Spring. No need to
                                            keep inventory.
Webelo Colors                               No need to keep inventory. These are
                                            too expensive and take up space.
Webelo Activity Badges                      I keep 1 or 2 of the ones that are
                                            required for the Webelo badge and the
                                            Arrow of light: Fitness, Citizen,
                                            Readyman and Outdoorsman. The rest
                                            I wait for someone to earn.
Webelo Activity Badges Cards                I buy these in packs of 25 or 50 since
                                            they are used pretty heavily and don’t
                                            cost much.
Compass Point Emblem                        I only keep one around.
Compass Points                              These are inexpensive so it doesn’t
                                            hurt to keep 3 or 4 around.
Tiger Totems and beads                      I have the leftovers from partially used
                                            kits so there is no need to keep full kits
                                            in inventory. Wait until the Tiger leader
                                            says what is needed.
Wolf and Bear Totems and Beads              There are some in inventory but they
                                            are not being used currently.
Summertime Activity Awards                  No need to keep in inventory
Belt loops                                  These are hard to guess since it runs
                                            with sports seasons. Remember that


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               Pack 828 Advancement Chair Handbook

                                 each boy only gets a loop once. They
                                 do not get one each soccer season.
Academic and Sports pins         Buy as you go.
Academic and Sports cards        It doesn’t hurt to buy these in packs of
                                 25 or 50. They are cheap.
Service Stars                    Buy when you need them at year end.
Service Stars backs              Buy when you need them at year end.
Service Stars cards              Buy when you need them at year end.
Hike patches                     Buy as you need them.




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