The Tiger Trail (getting started)


Before beginning your journey in Cub Scouting, be sure to complete the Bobcat requirements.  All new Scouts, regardless of rank, earn that badge first.

Before working on the Tiger badge, pick up a copy of the Tiger Handbook.  This is available at the same store where you purchase the uniform.  Be sure to get the most recent version!

One unique thing about the Tiger program is that each Scout must have a guardian present at all events.  This is a great way for parents to see what scouting is all about, and to start to get involved in the program.


The Tiger Trail (the program) 

There are 6 Core (Required) Adventures in the Tiger program:
 





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.”

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Tiger Adventure: Games Tigers Play

  1. Do the following:
    1. Play two initiative or team-building games with the members of your den.
    2. Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
    3. 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 participant 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:
    1. Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code. Talk about how you can be clean in your outdoor manners.
    2. Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. Discuss why you should "Trash Your Trash."
    3. 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.

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Record it in ScoutBook

Pack 167 uses ScoutBook to track all advancements and achievements by its members.  If you want to record something you've done independently, or see what is still outstanding, it's a great resource.