We want to thank the First United Methodist Church for the use of their facilities for pinewood derby race day held on February 6th! Race day was very exciting and enjoyable by the Cub Scouts and the many family members who were in attendance. Boys were also presented with their Tiger Cub uniforms this week thanks in part to the generous donations of those in the First United Methodist Church. New badges, emblems, and other recognition will soon be added to the uniforms! You can look for them on the scouts who attend meetings at the scout hut each week. Tiger Cubs this year include TJ Grant, Justin Beck, Risien Shahan, Jeremiah Jimenez, Levi Brown, Johnny Meador, Landon Short, Christian Van Bibber, and Ryan Mathis.
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Through the help of Coach Panell’s tour, the Tiger Cubs were able to learn that there is more to football Friday nights than simply eating burgers and cheering loudly for the Armadillos. Preparation, film study, weightlifting, daily practice, and safe football gear are all important parts of the end product that is ultimately displayed between the lines on a Friday night. I still chuckle when thinking about the tour of Coach Panell’s office, as eight first graders thought they were head coach for a couple of minutes! The tour gave the kids a better sense of how important athletic facilities, and the manner in which they are used, can be in the making of a successful football program.
The Tiger Cubs have also visited the local San Saba County Historical Museum in Mill Pond Park. Our tour was presented by Mr. CK Stevenson, who is an excellent source for historic information – including the war veterans section of the museum, and the historic attributes, families, and landmarks in San Saba County. Mr. Stevenson showed us the historic dental chair, the local brands used for cattle, the old chuck wagon, and an historic fire truck, in addition to many odds and ends that have been collected by residents of San Saba County and beyond over the past century. The Tiger Cubs were able to gain an appreciation for the history that has led us to this current day and age of computerized games and innovative automobiles. Through the museum tour, they have also seen that their extended families worked and lived in different conditions than those in which they live today. After a museum tour such as this, these differences can then be more appreciated and remembered.
Our most recent tour of the San Saba Volunteer Fire Department fire house was exciting, loud, and very educational. Tiger Cubs toured the fire trucks, put on fire jackets, and tried to carry the weight of oxygen tanks and other supplies typically used by firemen while on the job. Fire Chief Chris Stewart explained to the boys the importance of listening for the fire engine sirens and seeking the help of firemen in the case of a fire. In addition, the boys were informed about how to practice safety in addition to being aware of potential fire hazards in their very own homes. The Tiger Cubs were excited to physically tour and inspect the fire engines and tanker truck first hand, in addition to a very impressive display of power in the "jaws of life" tools which are used to free trapped victims in auto wreckage. A tour such as this has so many benefits for 1st grade, have had the privilege of visiting a variety of local sites over the past couple of months. Fun and exciting tours have included the San Saba ISD Football Field and Athletic Facilities led by Head Coach Jeff Panell, an historic and educational tour of the San Saba County Museum led by CK Stevenson, and an awesome and energetic tour of the San Saba Volunteer Fire Department facilities led by Fire Chief Chris Stewart. st graders as they see that there are many people who work to serve others in their community in a volunteer effort to make San Saba a safer place. They could likely fulfill the role of a volunteer firefighter in San Saba County in the future.
We want to express our thanks to Coach Jeff Panell, Historian CK Stevenson, and Fire Chief Chris Stewart for their kindness in hosting the Tiger Cub Scouts at various times over the past couple of months. A greater education and appreciation of the community and others has been realized in the Tiger Cubs and their families as a result of their efforts.