We were considering using the Protect Yourself Rules adventures instead of Cyber Chip this year for our pack, until someone just pointed out a potential wrinkle for the 5th graders.
Are the following all true?
- The Grade 4/5 Cyber Chip can only be earned by Cubs
- The Grade 6-8 Cyber Chip can’t be earned until you’re in 6th grade
- Cyber Chip (not Protect Yourself Rules) must be completed to earn Scout Rank
If that’s true, then it seems that replacing the Cyber Chip requirement with Protect Yourself Rules might put them in a catch 22 if they cross over in Feb of 5th grade without first earning their Cyber Chip. They will no longer be cubs, yet not yet 6th graders, so not eligible to earn either version of Cyber Chip until summer - well past the point when they should have earned at least Scout, and probably progressed from there.
Is this something we should be concerned about?
I’m still in Cub-land where “Do Your Best” is good enough, so I’m trying to reorient myself to the by-the-book world of the troops!