Tiger Cubs is an exciting introduction to the scouting program for first grade boys (or 7 years old) excited to get going! There are 5 Tiger Cub achievement areas. The Tiger Cub, working with his adult partner, completes 15 requirements within these areas to earn the Tiger Cub badge. These requirements consist of a series of indoor and outdoor activities just right for a boy in the first grade.
Starting the path to the Tiger Cub Rank, a scout first earns the Bobcat badge (right) - this is the first step for all Cub Scouts. But, a Tiger Cub will really earn hisTigerCub Totem (right) first because its requirements are very simple and it gives him something tangible to receive at the first pack meeting, even if he did not complete all the Bobcat requirements.
The Tiger Cub Totem requirements are:
1. Learn the Cub Scout Motto - 2. Learn the Cub Scout Sign - 3. Learn the Cub Scout Salute
He can then use the totem to display his achievement beads as he earns them.
Tiger Cub Motto: Search, Discover, Share
Tiger Cub Promise: I promise to love God, my family and my country, and to learn about the world.
The Tiger Cub badge is presented to boys who have completed all 15 parts of the five separate achievements - five Family activities, five Den activities, and five Go See It outings. Once a boy, or all the boys in a den, earn their Tiger Cub badge, it should be presented to the scout's adult partner at a pack meeting, who then presents it to the boy. The badge is sewn on the left pocket of the Tiger Scout uniform.
The den activities and Go See It events should be completed with the entire den. Attendance at den events is important - for both the scout and adult partner. Of course, if a scout has a conflict with a den event, he can perform that activity with his adult partner at some other time.
- F = A 'FAMILY' oriented requirement
- D = A 'DEN' oriented requirement
- G = A 'GO SEE IT' oriented requirement
- Making My Family Special
- 1F - Think of one chore you can do with your adult partner. Complete it together
- 1D - Make a family scrapbook
- 1G - Go to a library, historical society, museum, old farm, or historical building, or visit an older person in your community. Discover how family life was the same and how it was different many years ago.
- Where I Live
- 2F - Look at a map of your community with your adult partner.
- 2D - Practice the Pledge of Allegiance with your den, and participate in a den or pack flag ceremony.
- 2G - Visit a police station or fire station. Ask someone who works there how he or she helps people in your community.
- Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
- 3Fa - With your family, plan a fire drill and then practice it in your home.
- 3Fb - With your adult partner, plan what to do if you become lost or separated from your family in a strange place.
- 3D - Make a food guide pyramid.
- 3G - Learn the rules of a game or sport. Then go watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.
- How I Tell It
- 4F - At a family meal, have each family member take turns telling the others one thing that happened to him or her that day. Remember to practice being a good listener while you wait for your turn to talk.
- 4D - Play 'Tell It Like It Isn't.'
- 4G - Visit a television station, radio station, or newspaper office. Find out how people there communicate to others.
- Let's Go Outdoors
- 5F - Go outside and watch the weather.
- 5D - With a crayon or colored pencil and a piece of paper, make a leaf rubbing.
- 5G - Take a hike with your den.