There are many different ways ideas are communicated to
us.† Most Tigers can have lots of fun
learning about the different ways ideas are communicated.† But they will also learn how to communicate
on the phone, during a crisis, and how advertising can/will affect their
decisions on what they want or need.
opening ceremony, the Tigers and their partners can play a game of
20- Advertise it!
We see commercial advertisements on television, and in
newspapers and magazines and we hear them on the radio.† Advertisements tell people about something
and try to convince them to buy it, or take part in it.
With your den, make up a commercial (skit) to advertise
Tiger Cubs.† In your commercial, tell
the audience why you like Tiger Cubs and why they should join, too.† Remember that Tiger Cubs are always kind and
never make fun if othersóeven in skits.†
Your den leader may ask the Cubmaster if you can perform your Tiger Cub
commercial at the next pack meeting.
Performing in front of an audience helps your Tiger Cub to
build self-confidence.† Help him to
practice his part in the skit and be prepared to prompt him if he needs
it.† Discuss advertisements with your
Tiger Cub.† When you see advertisements,
ask him what he thinks the advertiser is trying to tell him.† Ask him to think about a time when he wanted
something because he saw it advertised.
26- Phone manners
Telephones are not toys.†
Tiger Cubs need to learn good phone manners.
With a play phone, or a disconnected phone, practice dialing
and making phone calls and answering the telephone.† Always follow the rules set by the adults in your family about
making and answering phone calls.
Itís good for your Tiger Cub to become comfortable with
telephone use.† Allow him to practice
his skills often, but be clear about family rules for phone usage by
children.† You may want to help him make
a simple list of emergency and family phone numbers.
We never expect bad things to happen, but sometimes they
do.† Itís good to be prepared for
emergencies and dangerous situations.
Talk with your adult partner about what to do in the
The adult who is caring for you becomes ill
You are alone with an adult or teen-ager who makes you feel
Talk with your Tiger Cub about the above situations.† Make it a habit to talk with him regularly
about these and other potentially dangerous situations
28- Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors can help save your life by warning you of a
fire in the early stages.† But the smoke
detector canít do itís job if it isnít in good operating condition.
*With your adult partner, check the batteries in your smoke
Smoke detectors should be checked annually.†
A good way to remember is to check it at the same time each year.† Each Fall, check your smoke detector when
you set your clocks back.† If you have
your Tiger Cub help you with this, he will develop the habit, as well.
Smoke Detector Tips
Tell Mom and Dad that a smoke detector needs to be replaced
when they are 10 years old.
There should be one detector outside every room where
When your detector sounds an alarm, everybody should
evacuate the house using your escape plan.
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