Re: Cub ScoutLeader Recognition Change
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 29 Oct 1992 12:06:19 CST
Sorry, but hundreds of people over the country indeed stay two years as a
Tiger Cub Coach ( yes it has been renamed FROM organizer, two years ago)
and Pack committee people generally DO stay a minimum of two years on the
committee, why not as the Tiger Cub Coach, Den Leader Coach position
requires tenure, as does any member of the committee. No one has said that
this position had to be filled by a member of the current Tiger Group teams
(that is the proper term for the groups) but you seem to have assumed that.
A Tiger Cub coach who is a brand new Tiger Cub team member would have
absolutely no knowledge of how to guide the groups; assist in the program;
even know what the program was. Therefore, as in a Den Leader Coach or
Webelos Den Leader Coach, it is only going to be of assistance if this
position is filled by someone (probably a person already on the committee
for a year or two) who can help teach; learn; guide; assist.
I get the feeling you had a poor experience with Tigers, but that does not
mean that the program is wrong. It may, however, be wrong for your unit.
That is possible.
Sorry to read such anger -- but really -- pack committee positions have
required two years tenure at least as long as when I earned my scouters'
training award in 1976. It has not changed.
Why is it that this program is so little understood? Why such anger? New
parents would make lousy Coaches - they can help with a program they do not
I do hope it is now clearer for you and for all of those who don't seem to
understand that a coach is a coach and must know what it is they are
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City