The Tiger Adventures (getting started)

To earn the rank of Tiger Cub, you scout need a Tiger Handbook to begin working on the Tiger Trail.   Below is an outline of the material covered in the handbook. 

Note: Some of these activities are done at home and signed off by the parent after the boy has completed the task. The handbook should be shown to the Den Leader - who records and tracks his progress.

Note: There are no performance requirements for completing tasks. Simply participating and doing one's best in an activity constitutes completion.

Note: Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat... Once he earns his Bobcat Badge he can skip it in other handbooks as he advance through the ranks.   

The Tiger Adventures (the program)

In order for scouts to receive their Tiger Badge they must complete seven (7) adventures, 6 required and one elective.  When these adventures are completed the Scout is then awarded a belt loop representing the adventure.  Below are the six (6) required adventures for the Tiger Scouts.
Tiger Scouts must also earn Cyber Chip in addition to the 7 adventures.

This is how out scouts follow the Tiger Trail to receive their Tiger Cub Badge...
  1. Complete each of the following Tiger Adventures
  1. Back Yard Jungle
    • Take a 1-foot hike. Make a list of the living things you find on your 1-foot hike
    • Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area
    • Be helpful to plants and animals by planting a tree or other plant in your neighborhood.
    • Build and hand a birdhouse
    • With your adult partner, go on a walk, and pick out two sounds you hear in your "jungle"
  1. Games Tigers Play
    • Play two initiative or team-building games with the members of your den
    • Listen carefully to your leaders while the rules are being explained and follow directions while playing
    • at the end of the game, talk with your leaders about what you learned when you played the game.  Tell how you helped the den by playing your part.
    • Make up a game with members of your den
    • make up a new game and play it with your family or members of your den or pack
    • while at a sporting event, ask a player or coach why he or she thinks it is important to be active
    • Bring a nutritious snack to a den meeting.  Share why you picked it and what makes it a good snack choice.
  1. My Family's Duty to God
    • With your adult partner, find out what duty to God means to your family
    • Find out what makes each member of your family special
    • With your family, make a project that shows your family's belief about God
    • Participate in a worship experience or activity with your family
  1. Team Tiger
    • List the different teams of which you are part
    • With your den, make a den job chart that shows everyone doing something to help.  As one of the den jobs, lead the pledge of Allegiance at a den meeting
    • Pick two chores you will do at home once a week for a month
    • Make a chart to show three ways that members of your Tiger team are different from each other.
    • Do an activity to help your community or neighborhood team.
  1. Tiger Bites
    • Identify three good food choices and three foods that would not be good choices
    • Show that you know the difference between a fruit and vegetable.  Eat one of each.
    • With your adult partner, pick a job to help your family at mealtime.  Do it everyday for one week.
    • Show that you can keep yourself and your personal area clean.
    • Talk with your adult partner about what foods you can eat with your fingers.  Practice your manners when eating them.
    • With your adult partner, plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share with your den.
  • Tigers in the Wild
    • With your adult partner, name and collect the Cub Scout Six Essentials you need for a hike.   Tell your leader what you would need to add to your list if it rains. 
    • Go for a short hike with your den or family, and carry your own gear.  Show you know how to get ready for this hike.
    • Do the following:
      • Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code.  Talk about how you can be clean in your outdoor manners.
      • Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids.  Discuss why you should "Trash your Trash"
      • Apply the Outdoor Code and Leaver No Trace Principles for Kids on your Tiger den and pack outings.  After one outing, share what you did to demonstrate the principles you discussed.
    • While on the hike, find three different kinds of plants, animals, or signs that animals have been on the trail. List what you saw in your Tiger handbook
    • Participate in an outdoor pack meeting or pack campout campfire. Sing a song and act out a skit with your Tiger den as part of the program
    • Find two different trees and two different types of plants that grow in your area. Write their names in your Tiger handbook.
    • Visit a nearby nature center, zoo, or another outside place with your family or den. Learn more about two animals, and write down two interesting things about them in your Tiger handbook

    After completing the Seven Adventures, the Tiger Cub is awarded the Tiger Cub Patch.

    Also, after completing the achievements, the Tiger Cub can then be awarded Tiger Track Beads, which are YELLOW disks attached to the Totem. These beads are earned by completing "Tiger Electives".  One bead is awarded for each group of TEN Electives the Tiger Cub completes. A boy can work on both Achievements and electives concurrently, but he can't receive Tiger Track beads until he has earned the Tiger Cub Badge. Click Here to see the Tiger Cub Electives.

    Note to Parents
    1. Your Den Leader will track the Den Activities and the "Go-and-See" for each of the five categories
    2. You should use the Scout Handbook to especially track each of the Family Activities.  There are places to "Sign Off" on each activity in the handbook.
    3. So, use your handbook to track each of the family activities (among others) your scout completes.
    4. Start a Scout Folder to store papers and projects as your scout completes them.
    5. Bring the Handbook (and folder) to a Den meeting to have your family activities recorded by the Den Leader.