Tiger Cub Resources
Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best
Cub Scout Promise:
I, [name], promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
Tiger Cub Motto:
Search, Discover, Share
Tiger Cubs is an exciting introduction to the scouting program for first grade boys and girls (or 7 years old) excited to get going! Tiger Cubs do stuff - lots of stuff - with their adult partners. This program is intended to open up the world to inquisitive minds along with the caring guidance of adults. The first steps along the Boy Scout Trail are laid here and every rank advancement through the scouting program builds on the basic categories of activity done as tigers.
The Tiger Cub program runs on two levels. The scout and his adult partner meet weekly to do activities centered around the family. Then, the scout and adult partner meet with the rest of the tiger den to fulfill Den Activity and Go See It requirements.
TIGER CUB DEN LEADER
An energetic, well-trained, and caring Den Leader is critical to the success of a Tiger Den. The Den Leader plans the program of activities for the year and makes that plan available to all the adults. But, the den leader does not organize and run every den meeting and outing, instead the actual running of the program is done through shared leadership with the adult partners. A Tiger Den relies on the support and enthusiasm of its families! Each adult partner should sign up to lead at least one month's meeting and Go See It outing. This shared leadership helps ensure participation by all, provides a sense of ownership to all, and gives each scout a chance to work on leadership skills - skills that he will work on all the way through Eagle Scout.
Tiger Cub Den Leader is a registered volunteer BSA position. Every Tiger Den is required to have a registered den leader whose responsibilities are:
- Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that their den is an active and successful part of the pack.
- Coordinate shared leadership among the Tiger Cub adult partners, ensuring that den meetings and outings are planned, prepared for, and conducted by all adult partners on a rotating basis, and that the den activities provide advancement opportunities for the boys in the den.
- Attend pack leaders' meetings.
- Lead the den at the monthly meeting and pack activities.
- Ensure the transition of boys in the Tiger Cub den into a Wolf den at the end of the year.
TIGER CUB UNIFORM
Uniforms may be purchased at:
203 Swanson Dr.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Visit the BSA Tiger Cub Scout Website below
PDF version of Tiger Cub Scout Handbook
PDF version of Tiger Den Leader Book
TIGER CUB SCOUT ACHIEVEMENTS
The den activities and Go See It events should be completed with the entire den. Attendance at den events is important - for both the scout and adult partner. Of course, if a scout has a conflict with a den event, he can perform that activity with his adult partner at some other time.
Tip: While your scout is working on advancement, his den leader will track his progress on the Tiger Cub Den Advancement Chart. Make this easier by tracking progress in the Tiger Trail chart of the Tiger Scout handbook. Have your tiger bring his book to every den meeting so the den leader can transfer marks from book to chart.
Tip: Keep in mind that participation is the key goal of the Tiger Cub program. There is no level of competence or skill required to earn the rank badge. Don't push your scout to succeed, just participate and enjoy the time together.
Starting the path to the Tiger Cub Rank, a scout first earns the Bobcat badge - this is the first step for all Cub Scouts.
1. Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.
2. Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed.
3. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
4. Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
5. Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
6. Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
7. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide
1. Complete each of the following Tiger required adventure with your den or family:
a. Games Tigers Play
b. My Tiger Jungle
c. Team Tiger
d. Tiger Bites
e. Tiger Circles: Duty to God
f. Tigers in the Wild
2. Complete one Tiger elective adventure of your den or family's choosing.
3. With your parent or guardian 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).
TIGER CUB SCOUT ELECTIVES
1. Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries
2. Earning Your Stripes
3. Family Stories
4. Floats and Boats
5. Good Knights
6. Rolling Tigers
7. Sky is the Limit
8. Stories in Shapes
9. Tiger Tag
10. Tiger Tales
11. Tiger Theater
13. Tiger-Safe and Smart