Stanley Dunn (smd@OCCLUSAL.RUTGERS.EDU)
Tue, 4 Nov 1997 08:50:31 -0500
Kim Moye wrote:
> During our final Cub Basic training this year, a discussion arose about Tiger
> Many of the leaders indicated that the Tiger Paws are not staying on the
> shirt. Since these now have numbers on them, they would have to buy a new
> packet to try and replace the ones falling off.
> Their complaint is that they either fall off or start bunching up. After
> talking to the group and doing the Tiger Breakout, at least three different
> shops were used to purchase the packets.
> It is very disheartening to hear that the boys are having this problem. It
> is their first experience at recognition and it is leaving a sour taste in
> both the parents and kids mouths. No matter how long they try to press
> them on for, they get the same result.
> Has anyone else heard of this problem, and what can I do, (short of bringing
> it to Council's attention) to help solve this?
Kim et al,
last year I was Tiger Coach for our Pack. We gave the paw prints to the Tigers
at the pack meetings when the older boys received their advancement awards.
Yes, the paw prints would fall off and toward the end of the year it was
difficult to get them to stick to the shirt. To solve the bunching up
problems, we suggested to the parents that they make a trail of paw prints up
the front and down the back of the shirts.
A number of parents took to coloring in paw prints (after pieces fell off) with
permanent black marker.
I have to say that it was my experience in our pack that both the boys and
parents accepted the situation pretty well. It seems that the most important
part of the recognition for our boys was going up on stage and getting their
envelopes just like all the other boys. Personally, I did not hear any
substantive complaints about the prints not sticking.
Asst Cubmaster, Pack 89
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