Comment on Tiger Cubs
Jan Mussler (mussler@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 11 Mar 1996 08:23:09 -0700
To add to the Tiger thread - Here's my experience. Last year my oldest
was a Tiger Cub. We used the book for a couple of the Big Ideas then
went to field trip oriented meetings once a month. There were 12
families and the group would not split into two (potential Dens at that
time). I say families because sometimes Mom went, sometimes Dad went.
These were all 2 parent families. We were really too big for anyones
house. We graduated 11/12 - not bad.
This year my youngest is a Tiger Cub. Only my son signed up. I
recruited two families who I thought might be interested. However, the
make-up of the group is different. One family is single parent Mom, and
the other I've never seen the Dad but he is around. And there's us - the
two parent Scouting family. we're having a terrible time finding time to
meet because of the one family's "time with Dad" on the weekend.
Afterschool my sons have activities. We haven't really used the book -
course we haven't met. And if one family can't come, it's hardly worth
meeting. My take is that Scouting is quite different for two parent and
one parent families in how it plays out. The other possibility is that
the group is too small. The Tigers have been coming to Pack; earlier
than last year. However, it's the only exposure the kids are getting to
Anyway this has been my experience with Tigers. Any additional thoughts?
YiS, Jan Mussler, DL, Pack 170, Nederland, CO
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City