Tiger Scout

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Tiger Cub Scout requirement resources include Electives, cross references to
Belt Loops & Pins, Cub Scout Workbooks, Awards, & Den Leader Fast Tracks Den Meeting plans.
Special topics include Bobcat Badge, Uniform, Training, Pinewood Derby, and Day Camp.

Cub Scout Tiger Cub Rank

Tiger Cub Rank Badge
Target age group:1st grade
Current status:Active
Latest Requirements Revision:2001
Latest Handbook Revision:2006
Previous rank:
Bobcat Badge
Next rank:
Wolf Cub Scout

The Tiger 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.


Each month Tiger Cubs generally have at least two den meetings, a pack meeting, and a "Go See It" den meeting outing. The program section of the Tiger Cub den meeting is usually divided into three parts, corresponding to the Tiger Cub motto:

  • Share. Each boy shares something that he's done since the last meeting.
  • Search. Leaders and Den Chiefs will discuss the next Go See It outing. This activity could fulfill one of the achievement requirements or one of the elective requirements, or it could relate to the monthly theme.
  • Discover. During Discover time, the den leader may introduce the monthly theme and talk about what the den will be doing for the pack meeting. Then the boys will play games, have activities, take part in outdoor activities, or work on advancement requirements.

"The Bobcat badge is earned prior to all other ranks. If a boy joins Cub Scouting as a Wolf, Bear, or Webelos, he must earn the Bobcat badge first before receiving any other award or rank. - Advancement Policies, pp. 18-21

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 Cubs can complete Tiger Cub Electives and Belt Loops and Pins at any time. The Tiger Scout uniform has six parts.

“A boy on joining wants to begin Scouting right away.”
Robert Baden-Powell

Tiger Scout requirements

  1. Complete each of the following Tiger required adventures with your den or family:
    a. Backyard Jungle
    b. Games Tigers Play
    c. My Family's Duty to God
    d. Team Tiger
    e. Tiger Bites
    f. Tigers in the Wild
  2. Complete one Tiger elective adventure of your den or family's choosing.
  3. With your parent or adult partner, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.[1]


  1. If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or adult partner.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Tiger Scout Handbook, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #620134)

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Key Rules for Tiger Cub Scouts

Tiger Cub Scouts
See the Age-Appropriate Guidelines for much more.

Tiger Electives

Main article: Tiger Cub Electives

Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem

Tiger Cub Scout
Immediate Recognition Emblem

Level:Tiger Cub Scout

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

The Tiger Scout Achievements start you on many different Belt Loops and Pins!
All registered Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, and Webelos Scouts can earn Belt Loops and Pins.
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.
2D Flag Ceremonies
2F. Look at a map of your community with your adult partner.
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.
5F. Go outside and watch the weather.
5D Go outside to make a leaf rubbing.
5G. Take a hike with your den.

Also see the Related Requirements for Tiger Electives.

Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program

Template:Belt Loop and Pin statement

Other awards available to Tiger Scouts

See also: Cub Scout Awards
Honor Awards

List of all Scouting 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. In 2007, the Tiger Cub Den was fully integrated into the pack; Tiger Cubs now wear the blue Cub Scout shirt.

Tiger Scout Expenses

In one weekend of Popcorn sales or other Fundraising, a Cub Scout can earn enough in his Individual Account for a year of adventures!

Tiger Cub Den Leader Resources

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See the Cub Scout Leader Resources for the Pack Organization Chart and much more.

Cub Scout Resources
New Leader Brochures: Tiger Wolf/Bear Webelos Cubmaster
Applications & Reports: Youth Application Adult Leader Application Advancement Report Uniform
Online Training: New Leader Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat
Safety Guides: Guide to Safe Scouting Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Climb On Safely
Other: Permission Slip Local Tour Permit National Tour Permit Fundraising
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record 34605 Age-Appropriate Guidelines More forms…

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