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Tiger Cub Rank

Tiger Cub Rank Badge
Target age group:1st grade
Created:2001
Current status:Active
Latest Requirements Revision:2001
Latest Handbook Revision:2006
Previous rank:
n/a
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.

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 Cubs can complete Tiger Cub Electives and Belt Loops and Pins at any time.


Contents



Tiger Scout requirements

  1. Complete each of the six required Adventures.
  2. In addition to the six required adventures listed above, complete at least one elective Adventure of your den or family's choosing.
  3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide.
  4. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)



The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Tiger Cub Scout Handbook, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #646427)



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Tiger Electives

Main article: Tiger Cub Electives


Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem

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

Tiger rank badge.

Tiger Rank Badge
Target age group:1st grade
Created:2001
Current status:Active
Latest Requirements Revision:2018
Latest Handbook Revision:2018
Previous rank:
Bobcat Badge
Next rank:
Wolf Scout


The Tiger Scout program is for boys who have completed Kindergarten (or are age 7).

"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 For Tiger through Bear ranks, if the activity is completed outside of the den meeting, the parent, adult partner, or another trusted adult should sign in the boy’s handbook, indicating the Cub Scout has done his best to complete the requirement. The den leader then approves that requirement after consultation with the family or the boy to confirm completion. If the requirement is completed in a den meeting, the den leader signs in both places. Den leaders may, however, ask an assistant or parent who helps at meetings to play the role of “Akela” and assist with the approvals. For Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks, the den leader signs for approval of all requirements, unless the den leader delegates this responsibility.

Tigers can complete Tiger Scout Adventures 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 six required Adventures.
  2. In addition to the six required adventures listed above, complete at least one elective Adventure of your den or family's choosing.
  3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide.
  4. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)



The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Tiger Cub Scout Handbook, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #646427)



View the change list (history) of these requirements. The text of these requirements may be locked. In that case, they can only be edited
by an administrator.
Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.
Worksheet A FREE workbook for Tiger Scout is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Key Rules for Tiger Scouts

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


Tiger Adventures


Other awards available to Tiger Scouts

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See also: Cub Scout Awards
Unit awards



History of the Tiger 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. In 2015, "Tiger Cub" was renamed "Tiger" with a new image and program requirements. The individual rank parts now receive a belt loop for the immediate reward, with the actual rank presentation occurring at a Court of Honor.


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 Den Leader Resources

Cub Scout Leader portal

MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University with everything from Getting Started to Bridging.

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


Related Pages

Tiger Scout Handbook


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 Fundraising
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record 34605 Age-Appropriate Guidelines More forms…


Cub Scout Adventures
Lion Adventures (stickers)
Required: Animal KindgomFun on the RunKing of the JungleLion's HonorMountain Lion
Optional: Build It Up, Knock It DownGizmos and GadgetsI'll Do It MyselfOn Your MarkPick My PathReady, Set, GrowRumble in the Jungle
Tiger Adventure Loops
Required: My Tiger JungleGames Tigers PlayTiger Circles: Duty to GodTeam TigerTiger BitesTigers in the Wild
Elective: Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries Earning Your Stripes Family Stories Floats and Boats Good Knights Rolling Tigers Sky is the Limit Stories in Shapes Tiger-iffic! Tiger: Safe and Smart Tiger Tag Tiger Tales Tiger Theater
Wolf Adventure Loops
Required: Call of the WildCouncil Fire (Duty to Country)Duty to God FootstepsHowling at the Moon Paws on the Path Running with the Pack
Elective: Adventures in Coins Air of the Wolf Code of the Wolf Collections and Hobbies Cubs Who Care Digging in the Past Finding Your Way Germs Alive! Grow Something Hometown Heroes Motor Away Paws of Skill Spirit of the Water
Bear Adventure Loops
Required: Bear ClawsBear NecessitiesFellowship and Duty to GodFur, Feathers, and Ferns Baloo the BuilderPaws for Action (Duty to Country)
Elective: Grin and Bear It A Bear Goes Fishing Bear Picnic Basket Beat of the Drum Critter Care Forensics Make It Move Marble Madness Roaring Laughter Robotics Salmon Run Super Science A World of Sound
Webelos/Arrow of Light Adventure Pins
Webelos required: Cast Iron Chef Duty to God and You First Responder Stronger Webelos Walkabout
Webelos/AOL elective: Adventures in ScienceAquanautArt ExplosionAware and CareBuild ItBuild My Own HeroCastawayEarth Rocks!EngineerFix ItGame DesignInto the WildInto the WoodsLooking Back, Looking ForwardMaestro!MoviemakingProject FamilySportsman
AOL required: Building a Better World Duty to God in Action Outdoorsman Scouting Adventure


Related achievements, electives, or other awards

The Tiger Achievements get you started on a dozen requirements for different 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.
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.
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

Cub Scout Awards resources include 23 special awards plus
40 Belt Loops & Pins for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts,

In addition to the Cub Scout Ranks and electives, Cub Scouts may earn dozens of additional awards that exapnd upon the basic rank requriements. In addition, Cub Scouts may earn Honor awards to recognize outstanding good deeds.

The Outdoor Activity Award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Boys may earn the award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed each year.

The Cub Scout Shooting Sports awards are for authorized Cub Scouts Shooting Sports-related activities.

The World Conservation Award can be earned only once while you are in Cub Scouting (i.e. as either a Wolf, Bear, or Webelos Scout; but not by Tiger Cubs).

Earning the Cyber Chip is a requirement for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos ranks.

The Emergency Preparedness BSA Award has different requirements for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and adults tailored for the abilities of each.

Cub Scouts and adults may wear the Interpreter Strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or the sign language for the hearing impaired. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.

Today, Scouts in dozens of countries are working for peace by solving conflicts in their schools, building links between divided communities, teaching their peers about health and wellness, and repairing environmental damage. To recognize their efforts—and to inspire more young men and women to help Scouting create a better world—the World Scout Committee has launched the Messengers of Peace initiative.

To participate all Cub Scouts have to do is go online and register the Messengers of Peace related community service projects they undertake. Doing so adds pins to a global Messengers of Peace map, which Scouts from around the world can click on to learn how their fellow Scouts are making a difference.


The National Summertime Award encourage packs to provide a year-round program by continuing to meet during the time periods when school is out of session for several weeks or months. Cub Scouts earn this pin by participating in three summertime pack events (one each in June, July, and August). This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.

The BSA's STEM/Nova Awards program is designed to introduce and encourage further study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. A Scout may earn all four Nova awards. The Supernova awards are designed to inspire further study. It is recommended that you complete at least two Nova awards before starting the requirements for the Supernova award. This award may be earned by all registered Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.

The Recruiter Strip is awarded to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and is worn below the right pocket on the uniform. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.

Religious Emblems, cloth, silver knot on purple, No. 05007, may be worn by youth or adult members who earned the knot as a youth member, above left pocket. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem. A knot device may be used to indicate during which level of Scouting the award was earned. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.

To earn the SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge Award, you are required to meet a daily activity goal of 30 minutes a day for adults and 60 minutes a day for youth under 18 for at least five days a week, for six out of eight weeks. Stick with the program and you will earn an award in less than two months.

Service stars are a great way to encourage and recognize Cub Scouts for staying in Scouting. After being in the pack for one year, a Cub Scout is eligible to wear the one-year service star. There are stars for each year following. Service stars continue throughout the various programs and adult volunteer service. Special recognition pins are available for benchmark periods such as each five and 10 years.

Beginning at the Bear rank (third grade), Cub Scouts may earn the Whittling Chip. This is a required training for Scouts in order to use and carry a pocketknife during Scouting activities. The Scout must demonstrate to their adult leader the safe way to use a knife as a tool. In addition to a pocket card, a patch may also be presented but is not to be worn on the uniform.

The Conservation Good Turn Award is an opportunity for Scout units to join with conservation or environmental organizations (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a conservation Good Turn in their home communities. Working together in the local community, the unit and the agency plan the details and establish the date, time and location for carrying out the project. It may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.

The Donor Awareness Patch is worn on the right pocket of the uniform as a temporary emblem. BSA has reduced their emphasis on this program, but has not discontinued it completely. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.

The National Den Award recognizes dens that conduct a quality, year-round program. Service projects, field trips, character development, and Cub Scout camping are areas that are emphasized. Dens earn the award as a team, not as individual den members. The recognition is a ribbon for the den flag or den doodle. All Cub Scouts (Tigers through Webelos) may earn this.

The Hornaday Unit Award may be earned by a Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship that plans and carries out at least one conservation project. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.


Honor Awards

James E West Fellowship Award, cloth, green and gold knot on tan, No. 05026, Scout or Scouter. For a donation of $1,000 or more to a council endowment. This award may be presented to a registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scout.

Meritorious Action awards
Medal of Merit, cloth, gold and blue on tan, blue to right, No. 05025, may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed some outstanding act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.

The National Certificate of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed a significant act of service that is deserving of special national recognition.

Lifesaving awards
The Heroism Award, cloth, red knot on white, No. 5020, may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save life at minimal personal risk.

Honor Medal, cloth, red knot on tan, No. 05010. The Honor Medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save a life at considerable risk to self.

The Honor Medal With Crossed Palms may be awarded in exceptional cases to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and extraordinary skill or resourcefulness in saving or attempting to save a life at extreme risk to self.


Adult awards

Additionally, there are many "square knots" that adults can earn, which are summarized at Scouter leadership awards. Some of the more common include:

Scouter's Training Award, cloth, green knot on tan, No. 05008, above left pocket. Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders may earn the Scouter’s Training Award and may wear the Scouter’s Training Award knot with an appropriate device.

Cub Scout Den Leader Award, cloth, gold knot on blue, No. 05016. is available to Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Cub Scout Den Leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements.

Scouter's Key, cloth, green and white knot on tan, green to right, No. 05006, above left pocket. Recognizes certain leaders for completing at least three years of service, training, and quality program objectives. Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Coaches and Advisors may earn the Scouter’s Key Award and may wear the Scouter’s Key knot with an appropriate device.

Adult Religious award, cloth, purple knot on silver, No. 05014, may be worn by adult members presented with the recognition, above left pocket. Adults may wear both knots if they satisfy qualifying criteria. Presented for faithful service while an adult leader.

Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award Recognizes outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Asian American youth.

¡Scouting ... Vale la Pena! Service Award Recognizes outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Hispanic American/Latino youth.

William T. Hornaday awards, cloth, blue, green, and white knot on tan. It recognizes unusual and distinguished service in natural resource conservation and environmental improvement at the regional, national, or international level.


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

Cub Scout Leader portal


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 Fundraising
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record 34605 Age-Appropriate Guidelines More forms…


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