Tiger Cub and Requirements



Tiger Cub

To begin his path to the Tiger Cub rank, the Tiger Cub (age 7) must learn the Cub Scout promise, the Cub Scout sign, and the Cub Scout salute. When he has learned these, he gets his Tiger Cub emblem, which is a tiger paw with four strings for beads. He wears the emblem on his right pocket.

As a boy finishes each part of the five Tiger Cub achievements, he earns an orange bead (for den activities), a white bead (for family activities), or a black bead (for “Go See Its”). When the boy has earned five beads of each color, he can receive his Tiger Cub badge. The Tiger Cub badge is given to the boy’s adult partner at a pack meeting. Then, during a grand ceremony, the adult gives the badge to the boy.

No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouting, he must earn his Bobcat badge before he can be awarded the rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or WEBELOS or any other award in Cub Scouting. No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouting, he must earn his Bobcat badge before he can be awarded the rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or WEBELOS or any other award in Cub Scouting.

Tiger Cub Requirements

When a boy is in the first grade, he works on the Tiger Cub badge with his adult partner. To begin his path to the Tiger Cub rank, the Tiger Cub must first earn the Tiger Cub belt totem by learning the Tiger Cub motto, the Cub Scout sign, and the Cub Scout salute. When he has accomplished these tasks, he may begin working on the 15 achievement requirements to earn Tiger Cub rank. These simple requirements, to be completed with the adult partners, include a family activity, Den activity, and Go See It (Den outing) in five achievement areas. The adult partner approves the completion of each requirement by signing the boy’s handbook.

When the Tiger Cub has completed the 15 achievement requirements, he receives his Tiger Cub badge in a ceremony during a monthly pack meeting. After earning the Tiger Cub badge, the boy is encouraged to work on the numerous elective activities in his book. The boy is also encouraged to begin working on the requirements for his Bobcat badge. There are many elective projects aimed at sparking a Tiger Cub’s interest in a new hobby, activity, or skill. When he completes 10 electives, he earns a Tiger Track bead that is worn on the Tiger Cub belt totem. There is no limit to the number of Tiger Track beads that a boy may earn; however, each Tiger Track bead must represent the completion of 10 elective projects.

Remember to always refer to the most current published copy of the Bear Handbook for all requirements.

After earning the Bobcat Badge, to begin his path to the Tiger Cub Rank, a boy must do the following to earn the Tiger Cub Totem:

1. Learn the Cub Scout Motto: Do Your Best
2. Learn the Cub Scout Sign
3. Learn the Cub Scout Salute

Tiger Cub Totem

Once he earns the Totem, to earn the Tiger Cub rank the Tiger Cub Scout must complete a Family Activity, a Den Activity, and a “Go See It” Activity in each of five Achievement Areas:

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 Achievement, he is awarded a bead which is hung from the Totem.Bead Pole

*. He earns a WHITE bead for each required FAMILY Activity.
*. He earns an ORANGE bead for each required DEN Activity.
*. He earns a BLACK bead for each required GO SEE IT Activity.

Remember, there are NO performance requirements for a boy. Simply participating and doing one’s best in an activity constitutes completion.

1. Making My Family Special
*.1F – Family Activity – Think of one chore you can do with your adult partner. Complete it together.
– o. 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.

2. Where I Live
*. 2F – Family Activity – Look at a map of your community with your adult partner.
*. 2D – Den Activity – Practice the Pledge of Allegiance with your den, and participate in a den or pack flag ceremony.
– o. Character Connection: Citizenship
*. 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.

3. Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
* 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
– o. 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.

4. How I Tell It
* 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.
– o. Character Connection: Respect
* 4D – Den Activity – Play “Tell It Like It Isn’t”
* 4G – Go See It Activity – Visit a television station, radio station, or newspaper office. Find out how people there communicate with others.

5. Let’s Go Outdoors. This achievement is also part of Cub Scouting’s Leave No Trace Award.
* 5F – Family Activity – Go outside and watch the weather
– o. 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 be awarded Tiger Track Beads, which are YELLOW disks attached to the Totem. 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.

So long, until next time!