Tiger Dens and Pack Meetings
Kevin S Woods (kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU)
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 10:49:00 -0400
With the revision of the Tiger program creating "first grade dens" and
tiger dens attending all Pack meetings, I am curious to know how Packs
will integrate Tiger dens into the format of the Pack meeting.
We follow an outline basically from BSA in which the Pack meeting
includes an opening, song, group stunt or story, den skit or show and
tell, game, closing, snack and cleanup.
We make a chart at the beginning of the year, pass it around the
first DL meeting and they fill it in. We massage it a bit to balance
things out. The dens then know what their "assignments" are for all pack
meetings except B&G which has its own agenda.
The CM integrates advancements, announcements, and the like into this
and this is the outline the CM follows for the Pack meeting.
This year we have 4 "tiger dens" of betwen 5-6 boys with
adults who are brandy new to the program. We want them to be a part of
the meeting, but without having a true Den leader (each has a tiger den
coordinator but it isn't the same) and with their young age, I hesitate
to give them things like stunts, stories, and games.
What does the collective wisdom of the Scouts-L group think?
As always, Thanks in advance.
Kevin S. Woods Raymond, N.H.
Assistant Cubmaster Pack 100
Scoutmaster Troop 111
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City