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Welcome to the Tiger Year

Tiger Scout Leaders: Dennis LaPointe, Brian Hillard


 Tiger Scouts are typically first grade boys. 

Tiger Scouts generally have four meetings each month: two to three Den Meetings, and the Pack meeting. The Den meetings may be held on the same day/time of the week, or different days/times, depending on families' schedules.
 
Interim Den Leaders for the summer consist of the previous years Den Leader(s) and the Committee Chair, to ensure adequate communication during the summertime months by experienced leaders and to (hopefully) identify the permanent Tiger Den Leaders. Although we do not meet as a Den during the summer, there are lots of Pack, Toqua District, and Council events throughout the summer. 

The Tiger Den Leaders, in conjunction with the adult partners, share the leadership of the Den so that each Tiger and his adult partner have the opportunity to be the host team, planning and executing the Den activities, with responsibilities rotating monthly. Meetings do not have to be at the host team’s house, they can be at a standard meeting place, like SHPC. The shared leadership model works well to distribute the efforts, especially when parents have a skill that can directly tie in with a particular adventure.


Between the opening and closing ceremonies, the Den meeting is divided into two parts:

  • Talk Time: the Den Leaders/adult partners may have announcements, introduce the adventure, and talk about what the Den will be doing for upcoming Den meetings or the Pack meeting. Each boy has a chance to share something that he's done since the last meeting. 
  • Activity: This activity could fulfill one of the required or elective adventures.

To achieve the Tiger Badge, boys must do the following: 
  • Complete each of the following required Tiger adventures with their den or family:
    • Backyard Jungle,
    • Games Tigers Play,
    • My Family’s Faith (with family),
    • Team Tiger,
    • Tiger Bites,
    • Tigers in the Wild;
  • Complete one elective Tiger adventure of your den or family’s choosing; and
  • 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.
Updates to the requirements are in the addendum below.

Adventures can be performed in any order. Achievement of each required and elective adventure is marked by a metal belt loop stamped with the symbol for that adventure; the Cub Scout wears it on his belt. 
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Mary Wilson,
Aug 19, 2017, 6:03 AM
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