Re: Tiger Cubs
Jim Waldrep (jwaldrep@CHAR.VNET.NET)
Thu, 4 Nov 1993 17:43:06 -0500
I appreciate Kathy's comments regarding the tiger cub program. I have
printed a copy of them and will use them in my discussions on the subject
with my Scout Executive and Pack Committee.
I must say, however, that I am offended by the tone that Kathy used. I
somehow got the idea that this list was a place to discuss ideas. I
posted my ideas with the full knowledge that some discussion would
follow. I even had an open mind and was willing to listen to other views.
I did not expect "... if you can not change them WITHIN (emphasis hers)
the guidelines to your satisfaction, leave. Our program is not for you."
Well, thanks, Kathy, that's mighty friendly of you. I thought I
remembered a guote from my training - "The program is flexible, the
policies are not".
I am the first to admit that I am relatively new to Scouting compared to
the rest of the posters on this list, that's why I'm here.
I only know that in the 4 years I have been involved with this program,
the Cub program has grown from 12 boys to 130 boys, and the Scout program
has grown from 6 boys to what will be over 60 boys after bridging in
March. I had no idea the boys were so miserable.
This will be my last posting to Scouts-l although I will continue to read
it. I know better than anyone my lack of education. I will get it from
now on from the sidelines where it is safer.
Cubmaster Pack 11
Charlotte, NC, USA
I will be glad to continue this or other discussions via private E-Mail.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City