The Tiger Trail (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.

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 Badge (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. 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.

 

 
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.