Tiger Cub Requirements
The Tiger Cub program is an introduction for boys and their parents into the world of Cub Scouting. Tiger Cubs are for those boys who are in the first grade. Similar to Cub Scouts, they wear a uniform, meet in Dens and have a Den Leader. The program is based on shared leadership by including an adult partner (parent or guardian) for each Scout in the activities. Each month or activity, the Den Leader will work with a Tiger/Partner team to plan the meeting based on one of the requirements of the Tiger Cub Badge or electives.
The Tiger Cub Motto is Search, Discover, Share. This is an integrated part of all the activities the Tigers are involved in. The requirements for the Tiger Cub Badge are based on giving a Scout the opportunity to Search the world around them, share their experiences and discover new skills.
The requirements for the Tiger Cub Badge are based on completing each of three parts of five distinct themes. Each of the five themes includes a family activity, a Den activity and a Go See It activity
Making My Family Special
The people who live with use are called our family. Most of us also have family members who live in other places. Every family is different and every family is special. These activities will help you to learn more about your family.
|Think of one chore you can do with your adult partner. Complete it together.|
|Make a family scrapbook.|
|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
Some people live in big cities. Some live in small cities or towns. The nearest neighbors of some people live miles away on a farm; and some, in an apartment right next door. Wherever you live the buildings and homes around you and the people who live, work and play near you are called your community.
It is important to learn about your community. Communities are stronger when the people who live in them take care of them and are good neighbors to each other. As you learn more about your community, you will be more proud of it and become a better citizen.
|Look at a map of your community with your adult partner.|
|Practice the Pledge of Allegiance with your Den and participate in a Den or Pack flag ceremony.|
|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
Staying healthy and safe includes many things. To be as healthy as we can be, it is important to eat good foods, get plenty of sleep and exercise to keep our bodies strong. We also need to keep our bodies clean and brush our teeth regularly. To be safe, it is important to understand what to do in case of emergencies and to follow the rules we are taught about how to act when we feel uncomfortable with someone.
|Make a food guide pyramid.|
|Learn the rules of a game or sport. Then go watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.|
How I Tell It
When we talk with people, we communicate information to them about something we want them to know. We also communicate when we write, draw, sing, dance, or show pictures. We can communicate using our bodies or faces too, such as when we smile or frown. When you raise your hand in school, you are communicating to your teacher that you want to talk. The number of beads on you Tiger Cub belt totem communicates to people how many Tiger Cub achievement parts you have completed. People also communicate with telephones and computers and through television, radio, newspapers, magazines and books..
|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.|
|Play “Tell It Like It Isn’t”. (Form a line. The first Tiger Cub or partner whispers one sentence to the second and so on down the line. The last one says the sentence out loud. How close is it to the original sentence?)|
|Visit a television station, radio station or newspaper office. Find out how people there communicate to others.|
Let’s Go Outdoors
There is so much to do and learn outdoors! You can have fun exploring nature and looking at trees, flowers and animals. You can walk, run, play games and ride a bike. It is even fun to just sit outside and pay attention to all the things going on around you.
|Go outside and watch the weather.|
|With a crayon or colored pencil and a piece of paper, make a leaf rubbing.|
|Take a hike with your Den.|
One of the first things for the Tiger Cubs to do is to earn their Tiger Cub Totem. They will earn this at a den meeting in the Fall if they learn and can recite/show:
- The Tiger Cub Motto – Search, Discover, Share
- The Cub Scout Sign
- The Cub Scout Salute
The totem is worn on the shirt pocket with the paw print side facing outwards. For each Tiger Cub Badge requirement they will receive a colored bead for their totem. This allows the Tigers to track their progress on their way to the Badge.
- White Beads – 1 white bead for each Family Activity requirement they complete.
- Orange Beads – 1 orange bead for each Den Activity requirement they complete.
- Black Beads – 1 black bead for each Go See It Activity requirement they complete.
Once they’ve earned the Tiger Cub Badge, they can earn yellow Tiger Track beads for their totem. For every 10 electives they complete they earn 1 Tiger Track bead. There are 50 electives to choose from in the Tiger Cub Scout Handbook ranging from indoor craft projects to outdoor adventures. Elective can be done by the Tiger and their adult partner at home or as a Den activity.