Deirdre LaRock (butterbuns@EARTHLINK.COM)
Wed, 5 Jun 1996 07:51:46 -0400
I am very interested in the changes to soon come for the Tigers. It won't
change our program much. My tigers already meet twice a month. And, they
have always been a part of my pack. Of course, when I was recruited for CM,
my son was a Tiger.
My question involves this new patch that is to be displayed. Will it only
be for Tigers involved in the 96/97 and beyond program? Because, if it is,
I know there will be a LOT of disappointed boys in my pack. We had a good
Tiger Cub program two years ago, and an absolutely GREAT program this past
year. And, each and everyone of my Tigers did an outstanding job. They are
proud of the tigers they were. And, they were all given a Tiger Cub
Graduation patch that they were told they could NOT wear on their blue uniforms.
The placement of the patch. Just below the right pocket. That is where
many boys now wear their World Conservation Patch. I know, that is not the
specified area to wear that patch. Unfortunately, the nationally dictated
policy is that the World Conservation Patch be worn ON the right pocket.
Which means that you cannot wear your temporary badges there. You could
wear one temporary patch with one of those plastic pocket patch holders.
Doing so unfortunately would block the World Conservation Patch. The boys
worked very hard for that patch, and are proud of it as well.
It's just my observation that the boys uniforms are getting mighty crowded.
And, while the boys don't seem to mind. It can be very confusing for all
the moms and dads who are trying to figure out where to put these
badges/patches. The inside cover of the book does not show where the World
Conservation Patch goes. And, this year, all of my wolves and bears earned
it. Most of my Webelos as well. Is there some way that we can get new
updated uniform inspection sheets soon? The ones available at my council
aren't much more help than the books.
My sons uniform will soon rival his fathers. Patches sewn on the pockets
making them useless. (Dad's in the army BTW.) So you all know who sews on
these patches. Actually, one of dad's biggest complaints is that there is
no specified distance associated with the patches. Dad is used to
requirements about things being precisely centered, no more than 1" etc.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City