The Tiger Cubs are boys in the first grade, age six to seven. The Tiger Cubs are the junior members of the Pack.
Cub Scouts joining as First Grade boys enter the Tiger Cub Program. Tiger Cubs, complete Achievements to earn the Tiger Cub Badge, and complete Electives to receive Tiger Track Beads to wear from a belt emblem. A new Tiger Cub Handbook was issued in the summer of 2001.
Boys graduating from Tiger Cub Dens, or joining Cub Scouts in the Second Grade or above, earn the Bobcat Badge. After earning the Bobcat Badge, they proceed to work on advancement specific to their age level. As part of these requirements, they must learn the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout Motto.
The Tiger Cub Program 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 experiences and activities 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.
Tiger Cubs BSA is a simple, fun, easy-to-operate program that helps a boy and his adult partner gain a better understanding of and an appreciation for the community environment in which they live, and even the world at large.
Tiger Cubs BSA 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.
The Tiger Cub dens are a part of the Pack. Tiger Cub dens meet twice a month as a den, plus once a month for a "Go See It" activity, and they attend all pack meetings. There are Tiger Cub resource books and program helps available for the Tiger Cub Den Leaders, and a Tiger Cub Handbook for each Tiger Cub. Tiger Cubs BSA introduces boys and their adult partners to the excitement of Cub Scouting as they "Search, Discover, and Share" together.
The Tiger Cub program is designed for First Grade boys and the ideas are geared to their level. They are also arranged to help the boy and his adult partner interact together in a positive way.
Cub Scout Tiger Cub Rank
These are the requirements as they appear in the 2001 edition of the Cub Scout Tiger Cub Handbook, and became effective on June 1, 2001.
To begin his path to the Tiger Cub Rank, a boy must do the following to earn the Tiger Cub Totem:
- Learn the Tiger Cub Motto: Search, Discover, Share
- Learn the Cub Scout Sign
- Learn the Cub Scout Salute
Once he earns the Totem, to earn the Tiger Cub rank the Tiger Cub Scout must complete a Family Activity, a Den Activity, and a "Go See It" Activity in each of five Achievement Areas:
As he completes each Achievement, he is awarded a bead which is hung from the Totem.
- Making My Family Special
- Where I Live
- Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
- How I Tell It
- Let's Go Outdoors
- He earns a WHITE bead for each required FAMILY Activity.
- He earns an ORANGE bead for each required DEN Activity.
- He earns a BLACK bead for each required GO SEE IT Activity.
For a complete description of the Tiger Cub advancement requirements click on the Tiger Cub badge below.