Tiger Cub Scout
Belt Loops & Pins, Cub Scout Workbooks, Awards, & Den Leader Fast Tracks Den Meeting plans.
Special topics include Bobcat Badge, Uniform, Training, Pinewood Derby, and Day Camp.
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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.
Each month Tiger Cubs generally have at least two den meetings, a pack meeting, and a "Go See It" den meeting outing. The program section of the Tiger Cub den meeting is usually divided into three parts, corresponding to the Tiger Cub motto:
- Share. Each boy shares something that he's done since the last meeting.
- Search. Leaders and Den Chiefs will discuss the next Go See It outing. This activity could fulfill one of the achievement requirements or one of the elective requirements, or it could relate to the monthly theme.
- Discover. During Discover time, the den leader may introduce the monthly theme and talk about what the den will be doing for the pack meeting. Then the boys will play games, have activities, take part in outdoor activities, or work on advancement requirements.
"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
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.
|— Robert Baden-Powell|
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
These requirements should be used after 01 June 2015.
*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or adult partner.
Tiger Adventure: Backyard Jungle
Tiger Adventure: Games Tigers Play
Tiger Adventure: My Family's Duty to God
Complete requirement 1 and at least two from requirements 2-4.
Tiger Adventure: Team Tiger
Tiger Adventure: Tiger Bites
Tiger Adventure: Tigers in the Wild
Tiger Elective Adventure: Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries
Tiger Elective Adventure: Earning Your Stripes
Tiger Elective Adventure: Family Stories
Tiger Elective Adventure: Floats and Boats
Tiger Elective Adventure: Good Knights
Tiger Elective Adventure: Rolling Tigers
Tiger Elective Adventure: Sky Is the Limit
Tiger Elective Adventure: Stories in Shapes
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger-iffic!
Complete 1–3 and one from 4–6.
a. Play a video game with family members in a family tournament. b. List at least three tips that would help someone who was learning how to play your favorite video game. c. Play an appropriate video game with a friend for 30 minutes.
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger: Safe and Smart
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tag
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tales
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Theater
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 awardsThe Tiger Cub Scout Achievements start you on many different Belt Loops and Pins!
All registered Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, and Webelos Scouts can earn 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.
- 2D Flag Ceremonies
- 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.
- Google Maps - Make and save a map of your community - Sample Google Map Made By A Scout
- REI:Navigation Basics
- Topographical Maps Free US Geological Survey - Topozone.com - Google Satellite, Street, and Terrain Maps
- 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
- 5D Go outside to make a leaf rubbing.
- 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.
- Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
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
- See also: Cub Scout Awards
- Belt Loops & Pins
- Outdoor Activity Award
- Conservation Good Turn Award
- Donor Awareness Patch
- Emergency Preparedness Award
- Interpreter Strip
- Leave No Trace Award
- National Summertime Award
- Physical Fitness Award
- Pro Archer - Pro Marksman
- Recruiter Strip
- Religious Emblems
- Hornaday award
- World Conservation Award
- Honor Awards
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. In 2007, the Tiger Cub Den was fully integrated into the pack; Tiger Cubs now wear the blue Cub Scout shirt.
Tiger Cub 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 Cub Den Leader Resources
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- Nameplates - Official BSA Name plates for your uniforms.
- Tiger Cub Den Meeting Programs
- Tiger Cub Den Record
- Tiger Cub Attendance & Dues
- Tiger Cub Den Advancement Report
- Individual Tiger Cub Record
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|Medical Exam Forms:||Annual Health and Medical Record 34605||Age-Appropriate Guidelines|