Tiger Rank

The Tiger rank is for scouts who are in first grade or age seven. To earn the rank of Tiger, your scout will follow the adventures in the Tiger Handbook. Below is an outline of the material covered in the handbook.

To begin the path to the Tiger Rank, a scout must first complete the Bobcat Rank. The Bobcat Rank 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 your scout earns the Bobcat Badge it can be skipped in other handbooks as they advance through the ranks.   

To earn the Tiger Rank the Tiger scout must complete 6 Required Adventures, 1 Elective Adventure, exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age.

Tiger Rank - Required Adventures

As the scout completes each Adventure they are awarded a belt loop which is hung from their belt. Belt loops are intended to be rewarded as soon as possible, to include immediately upon completion.

The 6 required adventures for a Tiger scout are:
  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
Below are the outlines of the required Tiger Adventures...
  • Backyard Jungle
    • Take a 1-foot hike to find living things, then look for birds, plants, and animals that live around you on this adventure.
  • Games Tigers Play
    • Play games with two, three, four or more players. Learn to follow rules and direction. Make up games, and learn what games other people play in the world. 
  • My Family's Duty to God
    • With your adult partner, find out what duty to God means to your family. Make a project that shows your family's beliefs about God and participate in a worship experience or activity with your family.  
  • Team Tiger
    • List different teams of which you are a part, make a job chart with the den, learn about chores, and serving in the community.
  • Tiger Bites
    • Learn the difference between good food choices and not so good choices. Learn the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, pick a job to help your family at mealtime, discuss what foods you can eat with your fingers, and practice your manners when eating them. Plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share with your den. 
  • Tigers in the Wild
    • Learn, name, and collect the Cub Scout Six Essentials you need for a hike. Then 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. Learn about the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace Principles for Kids, and apply the Outdoor Code Leave Not Trace Principles
    • While on the hike, look for different kinds of trees, plants, animals, or signs that animals have been on the trail and list what you saw in your Tiger handbook.
Tiger Rank - Elective Adventures

After completing the 6 required Tiger Adventures your Tiger will need to complete one of the Tiger Electives to fulfill the Adventures required to be awarded the Tiger Rank badge. 
  • Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries
  • Earn Your Stripes
  • Family Stories
  • Floats and Boats
  • Good Knights
  • Rolling Tigers
  • Sky is the Limit
  • Stories in Shapes
  • Tiger-riffic!
  • Tiger: Safe and Smart
  • Tiger Tag
  • Tiger Tales
  • Tiger Theater 

NoteSome activities are done at home and signed off by the parent after the boy has completed the task. You can signoff the activity in the handbook or in Scoutbook, which should be shown to the Den Leader who then approves the progress in Scoutbook to track your scout's progress. You must report your scouts progress in a timely manner. 

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

Note to Parents
  1. Your Den Leader will track Adventure activity by each Scout.
  2. Some activities are done at home and signed off by the parent "Akela" after the boy has completed the task. 
  3. Use your handbook to learn about each of the Adventure activities and update Scoutbook to track the activities 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 each Den meeting to have your activities recorded by the Den Leader.
Our Pack uses the Scoutbook website to track the progress of your scout.  The Den Leaders have access to Scoutbook so make sure your child gets credit for completing activities.  We also use Scoutbook to purchase appropriate badges and awards.  Make sure your scout is getting proper credit (by working with your Den Leader) and the recognition will come at Pack Meetings.  Scoutbook will track your child's progress for as long as they are in the Pack.