Special topics include Bobcat Badge, Uniform, Training, Pinewood Derby, and Day Camp.
|Cub Scout Tiger rank badge.|
Tiger Rank Badge
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.
|— Robert Baden-Powell|
Tiger Scout requirements
Key Rules for Tiger Scouts
- Tiger Scouts
- Must earn their Bobcat before they earn any other award (they can work on and complete other awards but they can't be presented until Bobcat is awarded).
- Must always be accompanied by their Adult Partner.
- Can attend Day Camp (with their Adult Partner).
- Can attend Cub Scout Resident Camp (with their Adult Partner).
- CANNOT use knives, saws, or axes.
- CANNOT cook outdoors.
- See the Age-Appropriate Guidelines for much more.
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 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
- $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 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 Den Meeting Programs
- Tiger Den Record
- Tiger Attendance & Dues
- Tiger Den Advancement Report
- Individual Tiger Record
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|Medical Exam Forms:||Annual Health and Medical Record 34605||Age-Appropriate Guidelines|