Tiger Den #1
Den Leader: Chris Blaney
Assistant Den Leader: 
Den Meetings: TBD
Location: TBD

Den 5 Calendar

**Parents: Remember to review and add the Google calendar for the Pack to get a complete picture of all your Scout activities.** 

What is Tiger Cubs?

Tiger Cubs is a program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) designed specifically for first-grade boys. Major characteristics of the program are as follows:
  • It is heavily family-oriented with the boy and an adult family member working together.
  • It has the goal of allowing the boy and the adult to build a stronger relationship with each other, with the rest of their family, and with other members of their den and Pack.
  • It is aimed specifically at the boy and adult family member, but many if not all the activities are suitable for participation by the rest of the family as well.
  • This is not, strictly speaking, a boy-parent program. Instead, it is a one-on-one boy-adult program. It is organized so that each boy is registered as a Tiger Cub and must participate with an adult (at least 21). That adult can be a parent, aunt or uncle, grandparent, older brother or sister, even a neighbor. What is important is that the adult needs to be someone who cares about that boy and is committed to his well-being.
  • The program is designed to be operated on a casual, relaxed basis. The thrust of this program is simply fun for a boy and his adult partner.
  • Boy Scouts of America research shows that this program fills a critical need. American youth and adults today want more family-oriented programs.
  • Tiger Cubs offers an opportunity for boys to enter the Scouting family at an important age. Research has shown that early involvement in values-based programs is vital to strong character development. The longer a boy stays in Scouting, the more likely he is to develop the values and skills needed to become an ethical and productive citizen.
Through the Tiger Cub program, the overall objectives of the Boy Scouts of America can be accomplished. These objectives are: to provide an effective educational program for boys to train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, to provide growth in moral strength and character, and to enhance the development of physical, mental and emotional fitness. Mighty serious business, all done in the spirit of FUN!

Tiger Cubs BSA gives parents an opportunity to provide their children with a safe, structured, and nurturing environment. Tiger Cubs and their adult partners have fun together while developing closer family relationships. Scouting can provide positive, enriching experieces and activites to complement a child's formal classroom education. Scouting and education share the common goal of helping young people grow into self-reliant, dependable,and caring adults.

About the Tiger Dens

Tiger Cub dens are a part of the Pack. Leadership is shared by the various Tiger partners (parents). One parent partner from each den is designated the den coordinator and assures that a Tiger/partner team is assigned to host each month's activities. There are Tiger Cub resource books and program helps available for the Tiger Cub Den Leader and Tiger Partners.

Tiger Cub dens meet once a month for a den meeting and once a month for a field trip (or "Go and See It") Tigers participate in all parts of the pack meetings and our Tigers are invited to participate in the Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet, Family Camp Outs and all other pack activities. Tiger Cubs BSA introduces boys and their adult partners to the excitement of Cub Scouting as they "Search, Discover, and Share" together.

Bobcat Badge

Regardless of a boy's Cub Scout rank, he must complete the Bobcat Trail as the first step in his Cub Scouting adventure.

In Rudyard Kipling's story, The Jungle Book, the black panther Bagheera is the mighty hunter that teaches the cubs the skills of the jungle. In Cub Scouting we use the symbol of the Bobcat.

Along this trail the Cub Scout learns the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout Motto. These are the three most important things a boy must learn because they will help him through all of the trails of Scouting. Visit the Virtual Handbook for the complete list of Bobcat requirements.



Progress Towards Rank

Boys need frequent recognition soon after an accomplishment.
The Tiger Cub Totem provides recognition during the path to earn the Tiger rank badge. As a Tiger, whenever he completes a Family, Den, or Go See It activity, he earns a bead to place on his totem.
  • A white bead for each required 'family activity' part he completes.
  • An orange bead for each required 'den activity' part he completes.
  • A black bead for each required 'Go See It' part he completes.
  • A yellow 'Tiger Track' disk for every 10 Tiger Electives he completes after earning his Tiger rank badge.

Tiger Rank Requirements

Visit the Virtual Handbook for the complete list of Tiger Rank requirements.

Tiger Electives

After earning the Tiger Badge, boys can earn Tiger Track Beads for completing electives. View the requirements for Tiger electives in the virtual handbook.

Academics and Sports Program

Throughout Cub Scouts, boys may earn belt loops and pins for the academic and sporting activities that they do with their den, in school, or at home with their parents. The best online listing of the requirements for these awards can be found here:
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