Re: Tiger Mania
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Thu, 6 Jun 1996 07:30:57 -0600
At 07:51 AM 6/5/96 -0400, you wrote:
> And, they were all given a Tiger Cub
>Graduation patch that they were told they could NOT wear on their blue
Huh? Why could they not wear this patch? The Tiger Cub Graduation patch is
considered "Temporary Insigna" and may be worn on the right shirt pocket. In
fact the Tiger Cub Graduation patch is specifically mentioned in the Cub
Scout Leader Book under "Temporary Insignia" (page 151, 1992 printing).
>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.
Well that's a decision each Scout will have to make, World Conservation
Patch or Tiger Cub Graduate (of course now that's no longer the case).
However, the Cub Scout Leader Book also states, "Only one temporary patch in
addition to the Immediate Recognition or Compass Point emblem may be worn at
I would have to agree with someone else who posted that it is a good idea to
encourage your Cub Scouts and thier parents to buy/make a vest or other type
of display for thier old temporary insignia. I recently started sewing
patches on a "Campfire Blanket" which I learned about here. When I brought
out the wool Army Surplus blanket and cut a head-slit in it, my son said I
looked like I had been to the Beverly hillbillys' yard sale. After I got all
my patches pinned in place where I wanted them, he said it was pretty cool
and wanted to know if he could have one too. Once I get mine finished I'll
pull out the other blanket that I happened to buy.
Jim Peterson /\
Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin ("\/")
Advancement Chair, Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin ~''~
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