Tiger cub uniforms
Steve Beluch (steve.beluch@SYSLINK.MCS.COM)
Wed, 28 Sep 1994 21:59:44 LCL
S>> The second point (which really was a bit upsetting) was that we had
S>> two tiger cub partners that showed up with the orange t-shirts all
S>> covered with insignia. I was under the impression that all BSA
S>> insignia could only be placed on official shirts.
Your impression is correct. The BSA insignia guide is VERY clear on
S>> are incorporated into the pack, we will indeed see Tiger Cub
S>uniforms. Anyone know if this is going to happen?
S>I don't know about "official", but all tiger cubs I see wear that
S>orange t- shirt. If that isn't a uniform, then what is?
Well its kind of there now with the orange crew neck & hat. But
officially it still not classified as a uniform. Its more of a way to
promote unity within the group rather than being a "uniform".
Roddy, While Tiger cubs are an "informal" part of your pack and are
granted a wide interpretation of how they establish their identity it is
within your best interest that you inform these families that there are
limitations. If the group decides to go the orange BSA crew neck fine,
If they choose some other shirt using the iron on logos thats fine too.
The object here is "uniformity" and a sense of unity. Two things will
be accomplished here 1. You can guide these folks in the _proper_ use of
insignia and patches. 2. Teach these folks a little about how scouting
S>Outside of that, you're talking about first grade boys who are
S>probably feeling pretty proud of themselves. Ask yourself: is it worse
S>ththat you be upset that at they wear insignia on their shirts, or
S>ththat they be upset when you tell em they have to take it off.
Your right, and they should be proud of their accomplishments. But they
must also learn the proper way of displaying their qudos. The best way
is on a brag vest or blanket. You could use orange felt rather than the
common red used by Cubs or Boy Scouts. Ether way, the only thing on a
Tiger's clothing should be the iron on PAWS, the tiger logo, or the
Tiger Cub patch. Any official insignia, pack numeral, etc should not be
used by Tigers and should be removed.
S>Believe me, you'll have enough trouble getting them to wear a uniform
S>at all when they are boy scouts.
Yep, we've all been there!
Steve Beluch - Des Plaines Valley Council
Direct E-Mail: steve.beluch@SYSLINK.mcs.com
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