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.
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):
- Making My Family Special
- Where I Live
- Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
- How I Tell It
- 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...
- Making My Family Special
Where I Live
- 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.
- Look at a map of your community with your adult partner.
- Practice the Pledge of Allegiance with your den, and participate in a den or pack flag ceremony.
- Character Connection: Citizenship
Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
- 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.
How I Tell It
- 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.
- 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"
Let's Go Outdoors
- Visit a television station, radio station, or newspaper office. Find out how people there communicate with others.
- 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
- Your Den Leader will track the Den Activities and the "Go-and-See" for each of the five categories
- 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.
- So, use your handbook to track each of the family activities (among others) your scout completes.
- Start a Scout Folder to store papers and projects as your scout completes them.
- Bring the Handbook (and folder) to a Den meeting to have your family activities recorded by the Den Leader.