Tiger Cub Scout
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Tiger Cub Rank Badge
The Tiger Cub Scout program is for boys who have completed Kindergarten (or are age 7). After earning the Bobcat badge, a boy may earn the Tiger Cub badge by completing 15 achievements involving simple physical and mental skills.
The new Tiger Cub first learns the Cub Scout promise, the Cub Scout sign, and the Cub Scout salute. He is then awarded his Tiger Cub immediate recognition emblem. This is a tiger paw with four strands for beads that he wears on the right pocket.
As a boy completes each part of the Tiger Cub achievements, he will be awarded either an orange (den activities), white (family activities), or black ("Go See It") bead. When the boy has earned five beads of each color, he is eligible to receive his Tiger Cub badge. The Tiger Cub badge is presented to the adult partner at the next pack meeting. In an impressive ceremony, the adult partner in turn presents the badge to the boy.
Tiger Cub Scout requirements
To receive the Tiger Cub rank, the Tiger Cub must complete all 15 parts of the following five achievements with you, his adult partner. You will approve each part after your boy does his best to finish it and sign where it says "Akela's OK."
Remember that there are no performance requirements for a boy. Simply participating and doing one's best in the activity constitutes completion.
Making My Family Special
Where I Live
Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
How I Tell It
Let's Go Outdoors
Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem
| Tiger Cub Scout|
Immediate Recognition Emblem
Tiger Cubs are presented the Tiger Cub immediate recognition emblem when they learn the first three requirements for the Bobcat badge:
When a Tiger Cub has accomplished these tasks, he should be awarded his Tiger Cub immediate recognition emblem at the next pack meeting.
The Tiger Cub immediate recognition emblem is a tiger paw print with four strands to which beads are added as each achievement toward the Tiger Cub rank is completed:
- White beads are for Family activities
- Orange beads are for Den activities
- Black beads are for Go See It! activities
- Yellow discs (Tiger Track beads) are for every 10 electives completed (not awarded until after the Tiger Cub Badge is earned)
Worn suspended from the right pocket flap button of the uniform shirt.
Related achievements, electives, or other awards
- 1D. Make a family scrapbook
- Art Belt Loop - Complete the Art Belt Loop at the same time: #1 List common materials, #2 Use design elements, and #3 primary and secondary color usage.
- Art Pin - Include #2 Self-portraits, #7 Photos, #8 A collage, #9 A cover # 10 A computer illustration, and #11 Display your scrapbooks at a pack meeting.
- 2F. Look at a map of your community with your adult partner.
- Cub Scout Map and Compass #1 Orient a map... #3 Draw a map of your neighborhood...
- Geography Belt Loop - #1 Draw a map of your neighborhood, #2 learn it's geography, and #3 Use a globe.
- 3D. Make a Food Guide Pyramid.
- Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin Requirement #1: Make a diagram of the Food Guide Pyramid. List foods you ate in a week and show where they fit in the pyramid.
- 3G. Learn the rules of a game or sport. Then, go watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.
- Cub Scout Baseball Belt Loop Requirement #1 & Pin Requirement #10
- Cub Scout Basketball Belt Loop Requirement #1 & Pin Requirement #10
- Cub Scout Soccer Belt Loop Requirement #1 & Pin Requirement #10
- Cub Scout Tennis Belt Loop Requirement #1 & Pin Requirement #9
- Cub Scout Volleyball Belt Loop Requirement #1 & Pin Requirement #10,
- 5F. Go outside and watch the weather.
- Cub Scout Weather Belt Loop Requirement #2
- 5G. Take a hike with your den.
- Cub Scout Map and Compass Beltloop - Use a map and compass as you take your hike.
- Hike at a nature center state or national park for Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Pin #1 or #8.
Also see the Related Requirements for Tiger Electives.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program
|— Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.1 & 4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.|
Other awards available to Tiger Cub Scouts
- See also: Cub Scout Awards
- Belt Loops & Pins
- Outdoor Activity Award
- Conservation Good Turn Award
- Donor Awareness Patch
- Emergency Preparedness Award
- Interpreter Strip
- Leave No Trace Award
- National Summertime Award
- Physical Fitness Award
- Pro Archer - Pro Marksman
- Recruiter Strip
- Religious Emblems
- Hornaday award
- World Conservation Award
- Honor Awards
History of the Tiger Cub program
In 1982, Tiger Cubs was started as a "Pack-associated" program with Tiger Cubs being 7 years old. They wore special orange T-shirts with iron-on "badges". Beginning in 1996, when a Tiger Cub graduated to the Pack, he was presented with a "Tiger Cub BSA" strip that would be worn just below the right pocket of the blue uniform shirt:Image:TigerCubsBSApatch.jpg When the grade-based rank system was phased in in 1986, the age for beginning Tiger Cubs was lowered to First grade. In 2001, the current diamond-shaped Tiger Cub rank badge was introduced. At this time, the Tiger Cub Den was fully integrated into the pack; Tiger Cubs now wear the blue Cub Scout shirt.
Tiger Cub Den Leader Resources
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- Tiger Cub Den Leader
- Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader
- Den Chief - a Boy Scout who assists a Cub Scout Den Leader or a Webelos Den Leader.
- Denner - a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout who is elected to be the temporary youth leader of his den or patrol.
- Cub Scout Pack Organization Chart
- Fast Tracks for Tiger Cub Scouts: a BSA-produced den meeting plan
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