Arrow of Light to Scout BSA Transition:
Scouts BSA is a whole lot different then Cub Scouts or Webelos Scouts. The idea of graduating from a Cub Scout pack to a Scout troop may be intimidating from some AOL Scouts and their parents. Some Webelos may not be sure they want to cross over into Scouts BSA because they believe it will just be more of the same thing they did in Cub Scouts.
The best way to make your decision, and get our questions answered is to visit several troops that meet close to your home. Selecting a Scout troop to join is an individual decision for each Scout and his parents. Every troop is different in the kinds of activities they schedule and in their personalities. Each family must choose the troop they feel will best meet their needs.
Troop 297 supports interested 4th/5th grade Scouts by inviting them to attend a troop meeting (it is best to contact us first), attend Northwest District Webelos Woods with us, Attend Arrow of Light camp at Tomahawk the week we are at camp. We also encourage 5th grade dens to start meeting on Monday Nights with us for flags, scout oath and law, and announcements. After that they can break off and work on AOL pins. We also offer a Rocket Launch in the Fall for 5th grade AOL scouts. Contact us if you are interested in learning more.