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    Transferring from another organisation

    I had two transferees turn up last night. I had been told they were both from British Cub packs, so I was surprised that one was wearing the uniform of Cub Scouts of Canada.

    I'm quite happy that I'm not going to re-invest him, but would anyone suggest whether I should award activity badges equivalent to those he gained with his former pack?
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    Why not let them wear their Canadian activity badges? They have earned them.

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    We currently have a boy in Cubs who was an American cub scout until he moved to England this Sept. He and his mum have been comparing the requirements for his American merit badges against the UK badge requirements and then he has completed any missing requirements at home. As a result, he earned an extra three activity badges and one challenge badge last term on top of the ones the whole pack did.

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    At the end of the day, it's up to you. If you consider the awarding of a badge to be sufficient proof of attainment and there is a direct correlation then why not. After all, we're talking about Cub badges and not a degree in brain surgery

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    I'd let them wear their Canadian badges. If anyone doesn't like it they can find more important things to worry about.

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    It's up to you, but to stop people moaning, would look at Canadian badges they have and compare requirements and award badges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcush View Post
    It's up to you, but to stop people moaning, would look at Canadian badges they have and compare requirements and award badges.
    That was what I was thinking of doing.
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    As you havent mentioned it - are they English or Canadian nationality?
    If English - I would transfer the badges across to the equivalent UK ones.
    If Canadain - I would just leave them as they are
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    I'd give the cub the choice - either he can wear the canadian badges (be an interesting talking point when he meets new people) or convert (of course making up for any differences in the badge requirements) to the Dutch equivalents.
    Last edited by recneps; 11-01-2012 at 10:09 PM. Reason: misread original post!

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    My kids group shut down, so they had to move to a new colony/pack. While the badges already attained weren't an issue ... investing them into the new group gave them a sense of identity ... so maybe re-investing shouldn't be off your agenda?

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    When SA members join our Group we award B-PSA badges where there is a direct equivalent, but otherwise allow the SA awards to be worn.
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    I'd allow the Canadian badges to be worn. They help highlight the International nature of Scouting.
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    We have several children who just transferred from another pack in the district, for reasons I cannot disclose, and we have reinvested them but given them new group neckers (rather than their parents having to fork out) as it's not the parents fault they had to move...


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