Tiger cub program
Steve Beluch (steve.beluch@SYSLINK.MCS.COM)
Tue, 21 Feb 1995 17:02:10 LCL
S>Kathie states" Tiger Cubs is and always has been separate".
And she is right!!
S> This is the intent of National, but when you have tiger groups in
S>Packs they are not separate but they operate as part of the Pack.
Sorry, but your wrong, Tiger Cubs are N O T part of the pack per se,
they are A F F I L I A T E D with the pack
S>It is unfair to
S>limit certain groups within a pack from participating completely. An
S>example of this is last year in our District tigers were allowed to
S>participated in Pack pinewood derbies but not at the district level.
This is where the rub comes in, Tiger Cubs shouldn't be allowed to
participate. They should be invited to attend, to root for their
favorite car or can even have a marble or caterpillar race, but should
N O T be allowed to race with the other Cubs.
S>If the intent of National is to have separate Tiger Cub organization
S>then they should not be in the Cub Scout Packs. There should be a
S>distinct difference between Tigers and Cub Scouting such as the
S>difference between Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting.
There I S !!!! and that's what Kathie and I have been saying.
The problem is that the leaders have ignored the differences and thus
have created the problems we now have. But before I blame unit leaders,
90 % of the blame and thus the responsibility of the TG program's
problems belong with the indifferent professionals in these councils and
districts who fail to recognize or bother to learn how the program
S>In our district I
S>know of no Tiger Groups that function outside of the Pack
S>organizations. Of course one of the main reasons is that the tiger
S>program utilizes the pack leadership to function. Our pack has been
S>the most successful in retaining tigers when they are treated as part
S>of the pack.
I guess its a matter of semantics, Tigers shouldn't function outside of
the pack, but neither should they become a den. That's the function and
responsibility of the Tiger Cub Group Coach.
Steve Beluch - Des Plaines Valley Council
Direct E-Mail: steve.beluch@SYSLINK.mcs.com
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