Re: Tiger Cub Program
Keith Tilley (redcoat@NEXTSTEP.NET)
Wed, 6 Mar 1996 22:58:30 -0500
Concerning changes to the Tiger Cub program: BSA has announced that changes
to the program are forthcoming. The word on the street is that the Tigers
will be integrated more into the Pack. I don't have any more details than that.
If you think about it, this isn't a surprise. Baden-Powell only reluctantly
invented Cub Scouting in the first place, and then only as a solution to
what he called "the younger boy problem". He needed something for young
boys to do while they waited to be old enough to become Boy Scouts, but
didn't want to invest much effort in a program he considered beneath him.
Since then, whatever the minimum age has been, boys younger than that age
have demanded a program. That's why Cub Scouting moved back into the second
grade, and then Tiger Cubs were created for the first grade. I wouldn't be
surprised if, before long, Cub Scouting started in full flower in the first
grade. But then, we'll need a program for Kindergartners, and the cycle
will begin again.
The growth industry of the future will be prenatal Cub Scouting........
Assistant Council Commissioner
(and my Council's biggest advocate of Cub Scouting)
Rip Van Winkle Council, NY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City