Deirdre LaRock (butterbuns@EARTHLINK.COM)
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 12:55:43 -0400
This is from the 'official' flyer I received in the mail a few days ago.
Tiger Cub 'den' instead of 'group.'
Tiger Cub den coordinator: An adult partner w/n the Tiger Cub group.
Twice-monthly meeting program
-Big idea activity and pack meeting
-Adult partner and Tiger Cub attend all meetings
Council encouraged to conduct annual fall events for Tiger Cubs and parents only
Tiger Cub dens participate fully in pack derbies and field days, no sports
or academics (belt loops presumably)
Tiger Cub Family Activity Packet contains
-1 Tiger Cub Family Activity Book
-1 Wall-poster activity chart and sheet of activity stickers
-2 Sheets of Tiger Track iron-on decals
(note the lack of Tiger Cub iron-on insignia, no more make your own T-shirts)
New Tiger Cub Resource Book
-To assist team host in planning and conducting a meeting
Districts/councils are encouraged to compile a Where-to-Go booklet
New Tiger Cub graduation emblem
Tiger Tracks iron-on decals with illustration
Participation belt totem with beads
Orange T-shirt with Tiger Cub logo becomes official uniform
New orange neckerchief for Tiger Cub coach
Key Building Blocks?
Strong family involvement
Boy and adult teams, Building stronger families
Flexible meeting patterns
School year based program
Fun for boy and adult partner
Simple, easy to operate
Low program cost
Some of these may be quite helpful. But, I've always considered the tigers
part of the pack, too. So, that's no big change for our unit. We always
let them do everything the older boys did, with very few exceptions. The
only change here, will be the belt totem and the new graduation emblem. I
think some of their 'new improvements' are actually detriments. But, that's
just my opinion.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City