The Tiger Trail (2015-2016 Program Year)


  1. Complete each of the following Tiger required adventures with your den or family:

    1. Backyard Jungle

    2. Games Tigers Play

    3. My Family’s Duty to God

    4. Team Tiger

    5. Tiger Bites

    6. Tigers in the Wild

  2. Complete one Tiger elective adventure of your den or family’s choosing.

  3. With your parent or adult partner, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect

    Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*

*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 REQUIRED ADVENTURES


Tiger Adventure: Backyard Jungle

1. Take a 1-foot hike. Make a list of the living things you find on your 1-foot hike.

2. Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area.
3. Be helpful to plants and animals by planting a tree or other plant in your neighborhood.
4. Build and hang a birdhouse.
5. With your adult partner, go on a walk, and pick out two sounds you hear in your “jungle.”



Tiger Adventure: Games Tigers Play

  1. Do the following:
    a. Play two initiative or team-building games with the members of your den.
    b. Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow
    directions when playing.
    c. At the end of the game, talk with the leader about what you learned when you played the game. Tell how
         you helped the den by playing your part.

  2. Make up a game with the members of your den.

  3. Make up a new game, and play it with your family or members of your den or pack.

  4. While at a sporting event, ask a player or coach why he or she thinks it is important to be active.

  5. Bring a nutritious snack to a den meeting. Share why you picked it and what makes it a good

    snack choice.

Tiger Adventure: My Family’s Duty to God

Complete requirement 1 and at least two from requirements 2–4.
1. With your adult partner, find out what duty to God means to your family.
2. Find out what makes each member of your family special.
3. With your family, make a project that shows your family’s beliefs about God.
4. Participate in a worship experience or activity with your family.



Tiger Adventure: Team Tiger

1. List the different teams of which you are a part.
2. 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.
3. Pick two chores you will do at home once a week for a month.
4. Make a chart to show three ways that members of your Tiger team are different

   from each other.
5. Do an activity to help your community or neighborhood team.


Tiger Adventure: Tiger Bites

1. Identify three good food choices and three foods that would not be good choices.
2. Show that you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Eat one
of each.
3. With your adult partner, pick a job to help your family at mealtime. Do it every day

   for one week.
4. Show you can keep yourself and your personal area clean.
5. Talk with your adult partner about what foods you can eat with your fingers. Practice your

   manners when eating them.
6. With your adult partner, plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share

     with your den.

Tiger Adventure: Tigers in the Wild

1.  With your adult partner, name and collect the Cub Scout Six Essentials you need for
     a hike. Tell your den leader what you would need to add to your list if it rains.

2.  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.

3.  Do the following:
            a.  Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code. Talk about how you can be clean in
                  your outdoor manners
            b.  Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. Discuss why you
                  should “Trash Your Trash.”

                                                    c.  Apply the Outdoor Code and Leave 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.
4. 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.
5.  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.

6.  Find two different trees and two different types of plants that grow in your area. Write their names in your
Tiger      
     Handbook
.
7. 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














Below is the Previous Tiger Requirements (before 2015)

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.

To begin his path to the Tiger Cub Rank, a boy must do the following to earn the Tiger Cub Totem (pictured to the right) which is placed on the button of the right shirt pocket:

Learn the Cub Scout Motto: Do Your Best
Learn the Cub Scout Sign
Learn the Cub Scout Salute

Once he earns the Totem, he should then proceed to complete the requirements for the Bobcat Badge.  The Bobcat Trail is outlined at the beginning of every handbook in Cub Scouts.   Once completed and reported to your Den Leader, the Bobcat Badge will be awarded at the next Monthly Pack Meeting. 

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 Trail (the program)
 

In order to earn the Tiger Cub Rank the Tiger Cub Scout should follow the "Tiger Trail" by completing a Family Activity, a Den Activity, and a "Go See It" Activity in each of five Achievement Areas (3 activities in 5 Achievment Areas = 15 activities):
  1. Making My Family Special
  2. Where I Live 
  3. Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe 
  4. How I Tell It 
  5. Let's Go Outdoors

As he completes each Activity, he is awarded a bead which is hung from the Totem
  • He earns a White Bead for each Family Activity.
  • He earns an Orange Bead for each Den Activity.
  • He earns a Black bead for each Go-See-It Activity. 
  • He then can earn Yellow Beads for completing Electives.

This is how out scouts follow the Tiger Trail to receive their Tiger Cub Badge...
  1. Making My Family Special
    • 1F - Family Activity
      • Think of one chore you can do with your adult partner. Complete it together. 
      • Character Connection: Responsibility
    • 1D - Den Activity - Make a family scrapbook
    • 1G - Go See It Activity
        • Go to a library, historical society, museum, old farm, or historical building, or visit an older person in your community. 
        •  Discover how family life was the same and how it was different many years ago. 
  2. Where I Live
    • 2F - Family Activity
      • Look at a map of your community with your adult partner.
    • 2D - Den Activity
      • Practice the Pledge of Allegiance with your den, and participate in a den or pack flag ceremony. 
      • Character Connection: Citizenship
    • 2G - Go See It Activity
      • Visit a police station or a fire station. Ask someone who works there how he or she helps people in your community. 
  3. Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe 
    • 3F - Family Activity
      • a. With your family, plan a fire drill then practice it in your home.
      • b. With your adult partner, plan what to do if you became lost or separated from your family in a strange place. 
    • 3D - Den Activity
      • Make a Food Guide Pyramid
      • Character Connection: Health and Fitness
    • 3G - Go See It Activity
      • Learn the rules of a game or sport. Then, go watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.
  4. How I Tell It 
    • 4F - Family Activity
      • At a family meal, have each family member take turns telling the others one thing that happened to him or her that day. Remember to practice being a good listener while you wait for your turn to talk. 
      • Character Connection: Respect 
    • 4D - Den Activity
      • Play "Tell It Like It Isn't" 
    • 4G - Go See It Activity
      • Visit a television station, radio station, or newspaper office. Find out how people there communicate with others. 
  5. Let's Go Outdoors
    • This achievement is also part of Cub Scouting's Leave No Trace Award
    • 5F - Family Activity
      • Go outside and watch the weather 
      • Character Connection: Faith 
    • 5D - Den Activity
      • With a crayon or colored pencil and a piece of paper, make a leaf rubbing. 
    • 5G - Go See It Activity
      • Take a hike with your den.

After completing the fifteen Achievements, 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.