Today, I discovered the “Language of Scouting”. I had always hoped that something like this existed, but never knew where to find it until today.
There are two terms related to Cub Scouts which I couldn’t find in it. They are “bridging” and “cross over”. I was reviewing some of my training recently, and noticed that in CS19 - Conducting a Cub Scout Pack Meeting, it defined these two terms.
Bridging - This is when Cub Scouts have completed their grade level at the end of the school year and officially form the next grade level den.
Cross Over - This is when 5th Grade Webelos join a troop. This should be a special ceremony that involves a local BSA troop.
When I was a scout, we only had a cross over, and I had never heard the term bridging until I was in a pack as a parent. Based upon my adult experiences, it seems that many packs and leaders refer to cross overs as bridgings incorrectly.
Does anyone know if there is a place where these two terms are defined outside of this training module? Also, any ideas on how I could submit a recommendation to have them included in the Language of Scouting?