Re: Awards and Laurie
Kenneth De Vilbiss (K_E_DeVilbiss@MSN.COM)
Sat, 26 Oct 1996 06:48:43 UT
I posted a question on AOL's message board asking if Tiger Cubs could also
earn belt loops -
All of the response I have gotten from Scouts-L is that there should be
monthly advancement given to the boys - and that they should be able to
work on their books during the summer. It has been suggested (by many)
that perhaps our Cub Master attend some training - monthly round table
and Pow-wows. My personal dilemma is that she does attend these programs
- I've been told she's been trained in just about everything. She's in
for the rest of this year and next year until one of the Assist. Cub
Masters is able to take over (small children at home). I truly don't
know how to deal with our pack over this.
I'm sorry so many people jumped on you for asking questions in your chat
room. But maybe I can help with your Tiger questions. I attended the Tiger
Cub Seminar at Philmont this summer so that I could pass on the best
information possible to the packs in our Council. Tigers are a part of the
Pack now, but they aren't truly full-fledge Cub Scouts yet. Therefore, they
aren't to be earning belt loops, or recruiter. They don't meet every week for
the same reason. The required 2 monthly meetings are to be a Big Idea
See-&-Do-It and, ideally the Pack Meeting, with an option of doing another
small group activity instead of/in addition to. With the Partner/Cub Host
structure, this makes sense.
Are your Tigers getting their orange beads at the Pack Meeting? If so m
you can sway your CM with the argument that the Cubs feel cheated because the
Tiger Cubs get their "award" but they don't. Try attending Roundtable with
your CM and bringing up the subject in a very general & non-accusatory way to
see what opinions come up there. Be gentle but persistent and you may wear
the CM down. If that doesn't seem appropriate to your pack's climate, you may
be stuck until the leadership turns over. Then you have to make choices.
Stay and ride it out or find a pack that runs truer to BSA policy.
In any event, feel free to ask me Tiger Cub questions. I';; do my best
answer promptly, but I don't get to download daily, so have patience.
Ellen DeVilbiss K_E_DeVilbiss@msn.com
DL, TC Pack 80, CSRT Commissioner Arapahoe Dist, Long's Peak Council,
Moderation in all things, including moderation.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City