tiger cub recruiting in spring
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Wed, 12 Apr 1995 10:22:29 EST
Our district (GW, NCAC) is pushing tiger recruiting in the spring as
well (I assume this is a national idea). As I understand it,
kindergarten-age boys recruited into tigers at the spring JSN (our
pack's will be on April 20) will have a full year program, instead of
nine months. If we can get the parents organized/mobilized, there's no
problem so far.
I'm more concerned about what to do with first grade-age boys who want
to join in the spring. We have a quite active tiger group, and our
tigers have been working/playing very hard since September. They are
all looking forward to receiving their tiger graduate patches and
yellow neckerchiefs at their cross-over ceremony in May. Is it fair
to give a kid who participates in tigers for only a month a tiger
graduate patch? I think some of the other boys (and/or parents) who
have been tigers for a whole year may think it unfair.
Alternatively, I could put the first-graders who join in the spring
right into a wolf den, but that gives them a leg up on the boys who
have been tigers for a whole year by allowing them to begin work on
their wolf badges before the tigers have graduated.
Now, I may be imagining a problem where none exists (it's been known
to happen), but I'd appreciate the thoughts of the group on this. The
idea offered by someone earlier to turn them away until the fall JSN
isn't the answer--I don't think we ought to be discouraging boys from
joining whenever they want to. Anyway, the collective wisdom of the
group on this would be helpful.
CM, Pack 1515
GW District, NCAC
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