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    Badge Magic

    I sewed all of the patches on my son's tiger cub uniform, except for his bobcat and tiger cub badges. I used Badge Magic for the rank badges. The only problem I've had so far is that the special "2010" tiger cub badge has a cotton backing that attached to the shirt, but the badge peeled away from the backing. I fixed it by putting a bit of badge magic between the badge and the backing, and it seems to be working fine for now. Sewing some of the other badges was a bit tricky because the plastic backing on the patches is pretty tough. I suppose it would be easier with a sewing machine, but I was doing it by hand.
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    Tiger Badge without Earning it

    As a new Tiger Cub dad I am just learning about the system and traditions involved in cub scouting. We will be having our Blue and Gold banquet this Saturday. Most of the Tigers, including my son, have earned their badge and will be receiving it at the event. There was definitely a push to get as many of the boys as we could to meet the requirements by the date of the banquet. I assume it's because the event is the most celebratory, and the Webelos advancement is such a big event. That said, I don't think any of the Tigers that are short on their requirements will be getting their badge. The Den Leader has been getting final updates on our progress this last week before the banquet, so I feel he is going to award the badges appropriately. All of the parents have been working together to help all the Tigers meet requirements. I happen to work for the local police department, so I have been arranging tours for Tigers that missed the police/fire department go see it. One of the other dads works at the local paper, and he has been running tours there for boys who didn't make it when the den went. I'm not in a leadership position, but I feel that the boy and his partner should at least put forth the effort to attempt the requirements before being awarded the badge. There are only 15 beads to earn to get the Tiger Cub badge. With the assistance of the rest of the den (the pack helps the Cub Scout grow) I don't see much problem with getting those 15 requirements met. It might be nice to have all the boys get their badge at the same ceremony, but they didn't earn their Bobcat badge at the same time and that didn't cause any problems. As long as the den gets recognized as a group I don't see a problem with getting the Tiger Cub badge at the next pack meeting. I know I'll clap just as loud for the boys, no matter when they earn the badge.
  3. Hello all, I've been reading these forums for a couple months and have learned quite a bit about how scouting has changed since I was a scout in the early 80's. I have a son who has started scouting as a Tiger Cub, and I am finding that I really missed the positive things that scouting has to offer. It's great getting to experience scouting again with my son. The friends that he's making and the skills he's learning are going to enrich his life in ways he doesn't even realize. I enjoy the way Tiger Cubs involves the parents and prepares the boys and the adult partners for the next phases of Cub Scouts. I have had several opportunities to volunteer to help with den activities and I find it very rewarding. We have a great Den Leader who brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to the den. Thanks for saving me a place at the campfire and I look forward to learning from your experience. Jay
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    Problems Joining Site

    I'm the person that contacted BrentAllen about problems joining the site. I'm glad to see that the issues have been fixed and I'm happy to be a new member of these forums. Thanks to BrentAllen and all the others who got the word out about the registration problems and to those who got the issues fixed.