Re: Following rules (was Tiger Cubs and Belt Loops)
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Wed, 1 Mar 1995 13:20:49 CST
It seems to me that many people are trying to make Tigers fully participating
members of the pack. I suggest that they are really intended to be guests of
the pack from time to time, just as a Webelos den might be a guest of a scout
troop for a couple of visits.
When I was cubmaster, our tigers ran a separate program on a monthly basis--
with their families. We invited them to our December pack meeting which was
mostly a holiday celebration. We invited them to the March meeting which was
always something special -- not many awards to give out having given most
cubs some award at Blue and Gold. In May, we included them in the graduation
ceremony and presented their Wolf neckerchiefs. We had two or three tiger
dens each year and lost one or two boys who chose not to be cub scouts. One
year, when one den tried to be a mini cub scout program, we lost six of eight
boys. Parents were pushing them beyond what they were ready for.
When national put tigers on the pack charter, I do not believe they intended
that they be treated as cub scouts.
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