Re: CS advancement - when
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Fri, 13 May 1994 13:13:03 -0500
.... I have no problem with automatically moving people
> up a rank, but the time is wrong! Pick some later date to include all of
> the school year. One real problem we have had deals with spring
> recruitment. Our Council has put on a push for spring roundups to get kids,
> especially Tigers involved BEFORE summer, i.e. for day camp, etc. .....
> Jim Holman
1. The automatic National turnover date is May 1.
2. The incoming Tigers (per national) are to be registered AS TIGERS as of May
1. Local councils have no control on this date, it is set and in writing.
3. If you council, Jim, does not allow the registrations prior to June 1, which
is a month late, of course it is not a viable recruiting tool.
However -- when you recruit new Tigers and register them (per national) by May 1
, you can hold (as we have) a Tiger Safari on May 7th for the new Tigers and th
eir entire families and friends; results: more Tigers registered.
(A Tiger Safari is where it takes one or two people to staff a day at a local zo
o -----group rates apply here, so cost is less per ticket; families pay all the
ir own costs for the day; we issue a great patch for the Tiger (cost for partic
ipation is $3.00), and they are met inside the gate by uniformed Cub Scout volu
nteers who hand out a check off sheet, giving them something to complete from a
ll sections (answers are found on the signs in front of the displays, and requi
re family help as Tigers can't read yet!). At the end of the day (time given)
the families and Tigers meet with the volunteers, turn in their sheets, get the
ir patch, fill out an evaluation, and are off! Really easy to plan, very easy
to staff -- kids and family have a great day, all because of "Tigers!"
4. Packs are as of now required to earn the National Summertime Pack award in o
rder to be a Quality Unit. The recharters in 1995 (reporting on Quality unit f
or 1994) will have it required as part of #3. We recruit new tigers by May 1,
we hold a district Tiger Safari; the packs hold an activity in June, July, and
August, by that time the current pack leadership can easily identify the streng
ths in the Tiger groups and the weaknesses, thus better supply a Tiger program
up and RUNNING in September. What an idea! A tiger program that runs the full
5. Our retention rate of youth and adults is really high -- they are very into
the program before they even know it.
All based on national's May 1 turn over date, which every council must do, even
if, Jim, you are told differently. The national instructions to local council
registrars is not a "if you want" directive.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City