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 Trail (the program)
 


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

  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
Backyard Jungle Adventure Loop

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.”
Games Tigers Play Adventure Loop

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.
My Family's Duty to God Adventure Loop

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.
Team Tiger Adventure Loop

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.
Tiger Bites Adventure Loop

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.
Tigers in the Wild Adventure Loop

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.
Source: Cub Scout Tiger Handbook (#34713 - SKU 620130)
 

 
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.