Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 9 Sep 1993 09:34:48 CDT
Ok, so I am running behind you all, but I am trying to catch up----
...past Wednesday our District held the annual Join Scouting Night
Orientation and, simultaneously in an adjoining room, a Tiger Coordinator
Our new Tiger person told me afterwards, when I asked her about the new
registration form, said that the Tiger group was told that our Council
(National Capital Area) is not going to use it at this time. We are to
continue using the existing large orange form. No reason apparently was
Given the recent discussion about the purported existence of a new Tiger
registration form, I thought I'd report in about our Council's decision.
Leah R. Wolf
First - the registration form is in absolute control of national only, with no
ability of councils, district, individuals, to "interpret."
Second - as of last night, I have in my possession the new registration form.
It is: one form for all Cub Scout pack boy membership: C.S., Webs. and Tigers.
Since June 1, 1993, ALL tigers have been moved into the pack roster and they are
all run together. Up to that date, the Tiger group membership roster was an
absolutely separate document.
The new registration form is the size of the CS application, but the front cover
has the Tiger promise and the Cub Scout promise; the temp. cards for Tigers and
The actual registration form IS different (for Tigers) since it has added the
Tiger to the form (under entering ranks).
This is, of course, meant to save paper and time for your registrar, since
National gets electronic registrations over the computer. The directive is to
use them IMMEDIATELY upon receipt. (saw that too).
However -- why would your council wish to continue to use the bulky, less
helpful form? money! They paid for those apps, and probably over bought.
They also can not return them. Thus - your council registrar has to continue
to work with far more paper than necessary, and the directive from national is
silly but true far too often.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City