Re: Fwd: Tiger Cub help.
Pat & Mike Sempsrott (sempsrot@PEGANET.COM)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 22:33:28 -0400
At 07:09 PM 10/9/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Subj: Tiger Cub help.
>Date: 96-10-09 16:05:13 EDT
>We had a *very* successful first-ever Roundup, tripling our Pack and setting
>up *two* Tiger Cub Dens. The Tiger Coodinators are very enthusiastic and
>creative, but are bogged down with the mechanics of holding meetings. I've
>been able to help them with all questions, but am at a loss with one. Due to
>the parent-boy attendance at meetings, some parents are concerned with what
>to do with *siblings*. Most families can only spare one of the parents for
>partivcipation due to work considerations (Meetings are planned between 4:00
>and 5:00). Basically, there is no central "sitter" person or organization
>for the siblings. My experience has strictly been with Cubs, and this issue
>is not a problem. We, as other Packs, encourage siblings to attend Pack
>Meetings. Den meetings have a rotating parent participation requirement
>planned two months in advance, so no one family is unduly burdened with the
>meeting *and* siblings.
In our Pack, in the past, siblings have been invited to join in on all
Tiger outings. With the change to dens, perhaps one solution would be to
invite siblings, especially if there is at least one family with an older
sibling who would not mind helping to keep the younger ones busy with
coloring, etc during non-outing meetings. This would need to be done in
sight of the other parents, maintaining 2 deep leadership, and preferably
would be done with the help of a parent who was not needed as partner at the
time. Another idea is to have the dens meet to brainstorm solutions. I am
a great believer in brainstorming as the way to find solutions to group
problems - it really allows people to be creative, and in my experience has
worked well as a concensus builder as well.
Speaking for myself.
ACM, DLC, TDC, etc. etc. etc.
N. Ft. Myers, FL
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City