Crossover at Trumbull Hall

1.0 Overview

Crossover is the ceremony in which the Second-Year Webelos Scouts of Pack 45 graduate from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and officially join Troop 45. The ceremony takes place at the last pack meeting of the year. In addition to crossing over, the Webelos Scouts who have earned Arrow of Light, will receive that recognition as well. Troop 45 is responsible for conducting the Crossover ceremony and providing the graduating scouts with a memorable first Boy Scout event.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

The Crossover and Arrow of Light award ceremony is described in detail in a handout to be provided to participants. The essential features are that each Webelos Scout will be escorted by a Boy Scout to the front of the hall where he will be presented with his awards. In order to symbolize his transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, the SPL and ASPL will remove his blue epaulets and replace them with red. He will then be welcomed to the troop. At the completion of the ceremony, the entire New Scout Patrol will process down the center aisle and out of the building.

Before the actual ceremony, a scout will make a brief slide presentation about Boy Scout activities. Following the pack meeting, the Scoutmaster will conduct a brief meeting for the parents of the New Scouts providing them with application materials and pertinent information.

2.2 Schedule of Events

1530 - Assemble at Trumbull Hall. Get organized and briefed on procedure. Set up equipment.
1545 - Cubs begin arriving. Intercept Second Year Webelos Scouts and gather then for their briefing.
1600 - Pack Meeting begins. (We wait...)
1645 - Crossover Ceremony (time approximate)
1700 - Meeting ends. After the meeting, the Scoutmaster will hold a brief meeting for parents of the New Scouts.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This is an indoor event.

2.4 Special Requirements

Open to all scouts, scouters, and parents.

There are no skills prerequisites for this outing.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 4 Apr 01

3.1 Closing Date: 29 Apr 01

3.3 Costs


3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

Sharp Class A Uniform! This is a formal event.

3.4.2 Patrol Equipment


3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • Laptop
  • LCD Projector
  • Presentation Software
  • Screen
  • Extension Cord
  • Table
  • Red Epaulets
  • Copies of the ceremony plan
  • Application Forms
  • Parent Info Sheets

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Dropoff Point: Trumbull Hall

    Dropoff Time: 3:30 pm, Sunday, 29 Apr 01

    Pickup Point: Trumbull Hall.

    Pickup Time: 5:00 pm, Same day

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee


    4.2 Adult Leaders

    SMIC: Yorke Brown, SM
    Gregg Hoge, ASM
    Jeff Postupack, ASM
    Mike Campbell, CM

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