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|Cub Scout Tiger Cub Rank|
Tiger Cub Rank Badge
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.
|— Robert Baden-Powell|
Tiger Scout requirements
Key Rules for Tiger Cub Scouts
- Tiger Cub Scouts
- Must earn their Bobcat before they work on any other award.
- Must always be accompanied by their Adult Partner.
- Can attend Day Camp (with their Adult Partner).
- Can earn Belt Loops and Pins (once the have earned Bobcat.
- CANNOT attend Cub Scout Resident Camp.
- CANNOT use knives, saws, or axes.
- CANNOT cook outdoors.
- See the Age-Appropriate Guidelines for much more.
Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem
Related achievements, electives, or other awardsThe 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.
- 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.
- Google Maps - Make and save a map of your community - Sample Google Map Made By A Scout
- REI:Navigation Basics
- Topographical Maps Free US Geological Survey - Topozone.com - Google Satellite, Street, and Terrain Maps
- 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
- 5D Go outside to make a leaf rubbing.
- 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.
- Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
Also see the Related Requirements for Tiger Electives.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program
Other awards available to Tiger Scouts
- See also: Cub Scout Awards
- Conservation Good Turn Award
- Donor Awareness Patch
- Emergency Preparedness Award
- Interpreter Strip
- Leave No Trace Award (replaced by the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award, although some Councils still stock the patch in their store and allow it to be eared -- contact your local Scout store and inquire)
- National Summertime Award
- Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award
- Outdoor Activity Award
- Recruiter Strip
- Shooting Sports (Archery, BB Gun, Slingshot)
- Religious Emblems
- Hornaday award
- World Conservation Award (available to Wolf through Arrow of Light ranks)
- 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. In 2007, the Tiger Cub Den was fully integrated into the pack; Tiger Cubs now wear the blue Cub Scout shirt.
Tiger Scout Expenses
- $23 National registration, Boys' Life magazine, and Accident Insurance.
- $20 Program Materials: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos book, rank patch, neckerchief, and slide.
- ____ Pack Expenses: Each Scout's fair share of Pack recharter, training, fees, equipment, etc.
- ____ Advancement: Awards, Belt Loops, patches, and more.
- ____ Activities: Pinewood Derby, trips, ball games, camping, and much more.
- ____ Camping: Day Camp, Resident Camp and Family Camping.
- ____ Equipment includes Uniforms, sleeping bags, tents, etc.
Tiger Cub Den Leader Resources
|Cub Scout Leader portal|
- Leader Awards: Cub Scout Den Leader Award (Tiger/Wolf/Bear/Webelos), Scouter's Training Award (basically all adult leaders but Den Leaders), Scouter's Key (Cubmaster)
- Nameplates - Official BSA Name plates for your uniforms.
- Tiger Cub Den Meeting Programs
- Tiger Cub Den Record
- Tiger Cub Attendance & Dues
- Tiger Cub Den Advancement Report
- Individual Tiger Cub Record
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