The Tiger Trail (getting started)
To earn the rank of Tiger Cub, you scout will be provided with a Tiger Handbook (cost is $9.00) 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 the progress and also updates the PackMaster Software Program. PackMaster will track your son's progress through his scouting career but you must report your scouts progress in a timely manner. We will email the progress reports to you at appropriate times, this will ensure the records are current and accurate
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):
As he completes each Activity, he is awarded a bead which is hung from the Totem
This is how out scouts follow the Tiger Trail to receive their Tiger Cub Badge...
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
Our Pack uses "PackMaster" software to track the progress of your scout. The Den Leaders have access to the software. So make sure your child gets credit for completing activities. A report on your child's progress can be printed upon request. We also use Packmaster to purchase appropriate badges and awards. Make sure you are getting proper credit (by working with your Den Leader) and the recognition will come at each of the Pack Meetings. Packmaster will track your child's progress for as long as they are in the Pack.