Tiger Cub Uniforming
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 28 Sep 1994 06:30:50 -0400
The Insignia Control Guide at page 8 pictures the official BSA Tiger Cub
Uniforms. For the Scout it is a T-shirt with Tiger Cub iron-on emblem or
the orange crew-neck T-shirt. The orange ball cap is optional. The ICG
also authorizes Tiger Tracks to be placed on the shirt to recognize
participation in group activities. Anything else is not authorized.
When Tiger Cubbing started, BSA introduced several varients in different
Councils to find out what worked best. One of my Commissioners has
collected at least four different Tiger guides and some Council's had some
Tiger Activity patches. Now the only patches available are non-BSA.
Personally I like the patches and know that the boys love 'em. But
they're not appropriate as uniform decorations sewn on a T-shirt. A
better alternative is to make patch vests similar to the red ones worn by
Cubs. Only in this case buy Blaize Orange material. You can use the same
pattern or borrow a Brownie vest to use as pattern (heresy - grin). Sew
the patches on the orange vest. This teaches proper uniforming, while
affording a means of displaying recognition patches. Most of our Tiger
Groups use this method successfully and we teach it at training and
roundtables. If the Group uses the orange vests, it looks a lot better
with a white T-shirt and the iron-on patch (which is less expensive).
On the yellow blouses - I think BSA is gradually moving towards a single
type adult uniform slowly. Now Webelos leaders can elect the Khaki and
Green, for example. Personally, I think all leaders should have the same
uniform. And if it should be Blue and Gold, then why not a male blue and
gold uniform - gasp - choke - grin. After all if we now accept that
either a male or female parent can be a Den Leader shouldn't their
uniforms be the same; e.g. blue and yellow? Grin. Don't take the
suggestion too seriously, but it does raise the issue and I think it will
eventually be resolved with uniform uniforming in the future.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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