Tiger Cub Scout
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Tiger Cub Rank Badge
The Tiger Cub 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 Cub Scout requirements
To receive the Tiger Cub rank, the Tiger Cub must complete all 15 parts of the following five achievements with you, his adult partner. You will approve each part after your boy does his best to finish it and sign where it says "Akela's OK."
Remember that there are no performance requirements for a boy. Simply participating and doing one's best in the activity constitutes completion.
Making My Family Special
Where I Live
Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
How I Tell It
Let's Go Outdoors
Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem
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Immediate Recognition Emblem
Tiger Cubs are presented the Tiger Cub immediate recognition emblem when they learn the first three requirements for the Bobcat badge:
When a Tiger Cub has accomplished these tasks, he should be awarded his Tiger Cub immediate recognition emblem at the next pack meeting.
The Tiger Cub immediate recognition emblem is a tiger paw print with four strands to which beads are added as each achievement toward the Tiger Cub rank is completed:
- White beads are for Family activities
- Orange beads are for Den activities
- Black beads are for Go See It! activities
- Yellow discs (Tiger Track beads) are for every 10 electives completed (not awarded until after the Tiger Cub Badge is earned)
Worn suspended from the right pocket flap button of the uniform shirt.
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Also see the Related Requirements for Tiger Electives.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program
|— Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.1 & 4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.|
Other awards available to Tiger Cub Scouts
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.Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip can be earned by any registered Scout (youth or adult) who has a valid amateur radio license, of any class, issued by the FCC. The FCC has no minimum age requirement for the Technician license, presuming that a boy can pass the FCC test. Belt Loops & Pins program is formally known as the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. This program allows a Cub Scout to explore any of 40 different areas. All registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts can earn Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Belt Loops and Pins more than once. Belt Loops & Pins tie directly to these requirements: Tiger / Electives, Wolf / Electives, Bear / Electives, and Webelos Activity Pins. 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. 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. 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. Emergency Preparedness Award has different requirements for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and adults tailored for the abilities of each. Interpreter Strip. Boys and adults may wear this 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. 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. 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. Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award is designed to introduce Scouts and create an awareness of Outdoor Ethics. It may be earned by all registered Scouts. Pro Archer Certificate recognizes Cub Scouts for skill and knowledge in archery. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Pro Marksman certificate recognizes Cub Scouts for skill and knowledge in BB-Gun shooting. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. 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. Hornaday Unit Award may be earned by a Cub Scouting pack, Boy Scouting troop, Varsity Scouting team, 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. 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).
Honor AwardsMedal of Merit, cloth, gold and blue on tan, blue to right, No. 05025. The Medal of Merit 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. Heroism Award, cloth, red on white twill, No. 05020. The Heroism Award may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save life at minimum risk to self. 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 life at considerable risk to self. 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 Scouts.
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
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- Tiger Cub Den Leader
- Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader
- Den Chief - a Boy Scout who assists a Cub Scout Den Leader or a Webelos Den Leader.
- Denner - a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout who is elected to be the temporary youth leader of his den or patrol.
- Cub Scout Pack Organization Chart
- Fast Tracks for Tiger Cub Scouts: a BSA-produced den meeting plan
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