Re: Tiger mania from Philmont
Kenneth De Vilbiss (K_E_DeVilbiss@MSN.COM)
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 17:20:08 UT
However, I still must disagree on how to handle the new Tiger Cub
immediate recognition kits. It seems that the beads are intended to
be presented at pack meetings by the Cubmaster.
There are several reasons why I'd recommend against handing out beads at the
pack meetings: 1) IMMEDIATE recognition kits are for
immediate den use. At this age it's hard for a boy to wait several
weeks until the next pack meeting for the recognition.
Since the orange beads are for attending PACK events, the Pack meeting is
Immediate Recognition. The white beads are for every 5 FAMILY activities, not
Tiger Cub DEN activities, It will take a while for them to earn these, like
the week or 2 between the Tiger Cub Den activity & the Pack meeting.
2) Even with 2 meetings per month for each Tiger den, in any given month
they may not choose the pack meeting as one of those 2
meetings. Thus they would miss getting their bead for another
They can't earn a bead for a meeting they don't attend.
3) Even when the pack meeting is one of the 2 meetings
for a Tiger den, individual boys may miss the pack meeting.
Again, they can't earn a bead for a meeting they don't attend. All they miss
is their white bead, if earned, and the TC Den Coordinator could present those
at the next Den activity.
4) A good size pack may typically have 2 dozen Tiger Cubs.
This year our pack may have more than 3 dozen Tigers. Our
pack meetings are pretty full already without individually
recognizing another 30 to 40 boys every meeting.
Bring them up as a group, and give them out without reading names for orange
beads, just one for each tiger cub present. Then have the parents give their
own son the white bead(s). Short & sweet, 5 minutes tops, and the boys are
satisfied. All you have to do is know how many white beads each partner needs
and give them to them just before the meeting starts, which sounds like a job
for the TC Coach or the Awards Chair.
Most of the changes were things many Packs were already doing in some form.
Many Packs were awarding the Iron-on Tiger Tracks at the Pack meeting. Others
were using bead totems like den doodles or even like these new belt totems.
The Iron-on decals are still a part of the program, but they can be given out
by the parent, immediately after the TC Den activity.
Thanks for the input.
Ellen De Vilbiss K_E_DeVilbiss@msn.com
moderation in all things, including moderation.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City