david swank (dswank@SAT.NET)
Tue, 2 Sep 1997 11:32:24 -0700
I'm trying to find out how other Packs out there handle their Tiger Cub
Dens. For the second year in a row we have signed up a HUGE number of
Tigers. Last year we had 15 and this year it looks like 16-17. Last year
the teams were adamatly opposed to breaking up into 2Dens as we are a
Pack in a small rural town and all the kids are friends as are the
parents. The problem we had last year, of the 15 Tigers only 5-6 showed
up with any regularity. I made a BIG point of telling the parents it was
a "Team" program and I was not the Leader, just the liasion with the
Pack, I would keep in touch and provide what ever help was needed. I
ended up doing the meetings like a regular Cub Den because no one would
take charge and be coordinator ond none of the Partners would take
meetings. Some one else is doing the Tigers this year, her son is in the
Den and she also is our 4th grade Webelos Leader. Our Cub Basic is a 4
hour session with orientation at the beginning and break away sessions to
follow in different areas. They touch the Tiger Program and tell you what
is to be done but don't always tell you how to do it.
One high note, many of the "no shows" are comming back as Wolves this
year when parents don't have to attend. Also how do you get new Den
leaders? We're having problems finding a Wolf Den Leader and every one
who we've asked has turned us down.
Can those of you with experience share how you handle your Tiger Dens and
how you handle any difficult situations that come up.
I appreciate all your help! Thanks in advance.
Kris Swank, Cubmaster Pack 392, Winnsboro, Tx
Sr Webelos Den Leader
Cub Roundtable Staff, Okee Tuklo District
East Texas Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City