Re: Tiger Cubs
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 22 Oct 1991 17:13:53 EDT
I was Cub Master of a local pack when Tigers were first created.
We had a T/C group the first year we had the program data. As
I saw the transition problem or question or whatever, was related
was the Tiger group a DEN of the Pack or not. The first year,
we invited the Tiger group to some PACK meetings, including the
Halloween, Christmas and Blue and Gold dinner. SInce many of
of the T/C's had a brother in the Pack, after the first year,
we invited t/c's to all pack meetings, and had them do displays
etc., and even a skit at the B&G. So, by the spring cross over,
and tiger cub graduation day, the parents and cubs already knew
the Pack leaders, and were ALMOST a CUB DEN. However, we still
had a FORMAL graduation, and presented them with a CUB n/c and
book that we asked parents to purcase in advance, or we "loaned"
them one for the Ceremonies. We also go the Patch and cert, and
if a DEN leader (or CO-leaders) had been determined, we presnted
them with a DL patch and a pin. All T/C parents also got a PIN.
We also presented the DEN with the RESOURCE box, handed down from
a graduating DEN. Included were past prgram helps, POW WOW notes,
and current copies of teh HOW to books, FUn books, skits books
and what ever we had resources buy, or "borrow". We also gave
each parent a copy of the CUB daycamp information, and pack
summertime program information, for picnic, parades, etc.
We really tried to make sure the NEW leader and parents and
cubs had lots of information and were ready to go. We often
inducted several BOB cats at the Pack summer pic nic. In my
opinion this worked well, and got a NEW den up and running.
I don't think that the transition worked as well for T/C's
that were left to run a completely independent program, or at
least had not been to a few pack meetings etc.
Don Izard, scouter
former CUB master, and Web Den leader
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City