Tiger Cub Scout Requirements

  1. Complete each of the following Tiger required adventures with your den or family:
    • 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
      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 player or coach 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
      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
      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
      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
      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.
  2. Complete one Tiger elective adventure of your den or family’s choosing.
  3. 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.*

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or adult partner.

The purpose of scouting

The Cub Scouts of America have helped boys become Scouts since 1930. Parents, leaders, and organizations have worked together to achieve these 10 purposes of Cub Scouting!

  1. Character Development
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. Good Citizenship
  4. Sportsmanship & Fitness
  5. Family Understanding
  6. Respectful Relationships
  7. Personal Achievement
  8. Friendly Service
  9. Fun & Adventure
  10. Preparation for Boy Scouts

Over the course of the Tiger Program, we start to learn about these purposes. We learn how they fit into our daily lives.

Cub Scout have 12 Core Values:

The purpose of the Tiger Den is to show you and your son what the program is about. These are the core values that we strive for in our scouts. They are the core values that are most important in our civilized society.

  1. Citizenship: Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.
  2. Compassion: Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.
  3. Cooperation: Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.
  4. Courage: Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
  5. Faith: Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.
  6. Health and Fitness: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.
  7. Honesty: Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.
  8. Perseverance: Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.
  9. Positive Attitude: Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.
  10. Resourcefulness: Using human and other resources to their fullest.
  11. Respect: Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.
  12. Responsibility: Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.
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