Re: Tiger Cubs
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Fri, 5 Nov 1993 10:13:28 CST
Sorry to all of you who feel that losing 160,000 Tiger Cub Scouts fom 8/31/92 to
8/31/93 is sounding high and mighty. That was not my intent!
But --- the stats members of this list have been sending me over the past two
years backs up that we are indeed losing these boys.
The stat above can be found in the October issue of ProSpeaks. (your exec. has a
Can you imagine! 160,000 boys lost!
Not High and Mighty! Just frustrated when boys are lost -- in 1982, I fought
the Tiger Cub program HARD! I was sure that adding that year, and the
additional year to Webelos a few years later, would extend the CS program too
far and lose kids!
However, the stats prove where the Tiger Cub program is run as written, the boys
do stay in, at least long enough to get into the troops. Since 1974 a very
large group of volunteers has been tracking (unofficially) how long our CS boys
stay in the troops, and it is a very difficult thing to track, for some reason.
My tone (which actually no one heard, since this is the written word) was that
of frustration. I honestly care very little about the adults and whether they
understand our movement (note, it is a movement), but hurt for the kids who are
either not given a fair chance by not getting the program as they are entitled
to recieve, and hurt for the kids we lose!
Never one to ignore an opportunity to apologize for caring more about the kids
than the adults, I do apologize. I have written directly to Jim as well, and
asked that he understand that no one was hitting HIM personally, nor his pack,
nor his kids.
160,000 Tiger cubs LOST in one year is unacceptable! Maybe, just maybe, my
original position in 1982 concerning the "stretching" of the years for our CS
boys was and is still right! But I don't know.
I DO know that we can all benefit from each other's mistakes, bad decisions, and
successes as well -- if we remember that each of us is not perfect, but some
take more time than others to research, and get the "little known" facts.
160,000 Tigers lost! Wow!
(just elected for another year's term)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City