James sent in this question:
My son has earned his Webelos badge and is working on AOL . all he has left to do for his AOL is with your Webelos den attend one boy scout troop meeting . The other boys in his den have barely got there Webelos badge req. done (they are not as into cub scouts as my son ) MY question is does he have to wait until the whole den is ready to visit a troop meeting or is that something he can do in order to get is arrow of light because who knows when they will get there Webelos badge done . seems kinda unfair to him that they are not progressing as fast as him . If he got permission from his den leader to visit a troop meeting with out the den would that be ok.
If the den leader feels the visit is fulfilling the requirement then it should be OK. But I think my approach would be to arrange a den visit for the whole den. Your son might be the only one who actually goes, but why not invite the others in his den? Who knows, maybe some of the others will want to see what goes on at a Boy Scout meeting. It will be more fun if some of the others go, and an extra Boy Scout meeting might be a good thing to get them moving. Ideally, the den would have multiple interactions with a troop, not just the visits to meet the requirements.
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