The Tiger Trail (getting started)

The Bobcat Trail

The first rank that EVERY boy MUST earn when entering the Cub Scouting Program is the Bobcat rank.

To earn the Bobcat rank the new Cub Scout must 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)
 

IBelow are the new Tiger requirements.  First grade boys who join Cub Scouts on or after June 1, 2015 will use these requirements to earn their Tiger rank.

1. Complete each of the following Tiger required adventures with your den or family:

a. Backyard Jungle
b. Games Tigers Play
c. My Family’s Duty to God
d. Team Tiger
e. Tiger Bites
f. Tigers in the Wild

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.

As of June 1, 2015, our Tigers need to complete a total of seven adventures to earn their Tiger rank badge.  Six of these are required.  The den or family can select the last adventure from 13 electives.

With his den or family, boys may also complete as many of the other twelve electives as they wish.  They will earn an immediate recognition loop for each of the adventures they do.

The required adventures are:  Backyard Jungle, Games Tigers Play, My Family’s Duty to God, Team Tiger, Tiger Bites and Tigers in the Wild.

 

Tiger Adventure: Backyard Jungle
tiger backyard adventures1. 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.”


Tiger Adventure: Games Tigers Play
tigers games tigers play1. Do the following:

a. Play two initiative or team-building games with the members of your den.
b. Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
c. 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. Find out how being active is part of being healthy. 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.

Tiger Adventure: My Family’s Duty to God
tigers my family's faithComplete 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.


Tiger Adventure: Team Tiger
tigers team tiger1. 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 Adventure: Tiger Bites
tigers tiger bites1. 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.

Tiger Adventure: Tigers in the Wild
tigers tigers in the wild1. 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:

a. Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code. Talk about how you can be clean in your outdoor manners.
b. Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. Discuss why you should “Trash Your Trash.”
c. 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.

 
Note to Parents
  1. Your Den Leader will track the Den Activities for each of the six adventures.
  2. You should use the Scout Handbook to especially track each of the adventures.  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.