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Earning the Tiger Cub Badge

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"HELPING YOUR BOY ALONG THE TIGER CUB TRAIL..."
EARNING THE TIGER CUB BADGE
 

THE TIGER CUB TRAIL Boys must earn the Bobcat Badge before they begin working on the Tiger Cub rank. After earning the Bobcat badge, the boys can earn the Tiger Cub belt totem and then begin work on the Tiger Cub badge requirements.
The Tiger Cub badge is for boys who have completed all 15 parts of the five achievements, that is, five family activities, five den activities, and five Go See It outings. During an impressive ceremony, the Tiger Cub badge is presented to the adult partner at a pack meeting, who in turn presents the badge to the boy.
While your boy is working on advancement, you can help. Besides signing his handbook as Akela once he has done his best, let your den leader know of any completed parts of achievements at your next den meeting. The den leader will keep a record of your boy's individual progress on the Tiger Cub Den Advancement Chart. In addition, your boy, with your help, will keep track of his own advancement on the Tiger Trail chart found on page 152 of his handbook. This encourages him and helps him see his progress toward the Tiger Cub rank.
The advancement requirements are written in such a way as to give you room to customize activities for your boy and your den. There are no performance requirements for Tiger Cubs. Boys should never be "tested" or placed in a position where they will not be successful. Simply participating in the activities and doing his best constitutes completion.
The den activities and 'Go See It' outings are intended to be completed with the den. If a Tiger Cub is unable to participate in an activity because of illness or a conflict, however, you may work with him to complete these requirements. For your boy to receive the full benefit of the program, it is important for you, his adult partner, to make every effort to attend meetings regularly.
At the end of the school year, he will graduate into a Wolf Cub Scout den. Later, he will be in a Bear den, and then he'll become a Webelos Scout.

 
TIGER CUB ACHIEVEMENTS

The following requirement items are prefaced with the letters "F," "C," or "G." These denote:
  • F = A "FAMILY" oriented requirement
  • D = A "DEN" oriented requirement
  • G = A "GO SEE IT" oriented requirement (i.e.field trip)
  1. Making My Family Special
    • 1F - Family Activity
      Think of one chore you can do with your adult partner. Complete it together.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.

When you and your boy have followed the five steps of the Tiger Cub, your boy has earned his Tiger Cub badge. The badge should be presented as soon as possible at an upcoming Pack meeting.


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