Tiger – First Grade
A 7 year old or boy or girl in the first grade joins Cub Scouting with their parent or adult guardian. Tigers and their adult partners are just that, partners. They attend meetings together, go on adventures like field trips together, and complete requirements together.
Our Tiger Program
Tiger is a family-oriented program! A youth and his parent or caring adult partner join Scouting together. A group of six to eight boys or girls and their adult partners meet together in a group called a den. Dens meet approximately twice per month. Tigers have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together.
In addition to den meetings, Tiger scouts attend our monthly pack meetings and other exciting pack activities. Members of the whole family are welcome to participate in meetings and events!
Like all other new Cub Scouts, a Tiger must first earn their Bobcat rank. After completing the requirements for Bobcat they may go on to complete the requirements for the Tiger rank and the many
electives that are offered for the rank.
- Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.
- Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed.
- Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
- Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
- Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
- Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
- With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide—Bobcat Requirements.
To obtain the Tiger rank:
1. Tigers must complete each of the following required adventures with their den or family:
- Backyard Jungle
- Games Tigers Play
- My Family’s Duty to God
- Team Tiger
- Tiger Bites
- Tigers in the Wild
2. Complete one Tiger elective adventure from the following list:
- Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries
- Earning Your Stripes
- Family Stories
- Floats and Boats
- Good Knights
- Rolling Tigers
- Sky is the Limit
- Stories in Shapes
- Safe and Smart
- Tiger Tag
- Tiger Tales
- Tiger Theater
3. With a parent or adult partner, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect You Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age.
The uniform is an important part of the Tiger Cub program. It identifies the Cub Scout and adults with the program and gives them a sense of belonging to the den, to the pack, and to the Boy Scouts of America. Most youth love wearing their Tiger Cub uniform. They should wear it to all den meetings, pack meetings, and special pack activities.
The Tiger Cub uniform is the navy blue Cub Scout uniform shirt, with the orange Tiger Cub neckerchief and slide. The official Tiger Cub cap and blue web belt with a Tiger Cub buckle are also required.
Cub Scouts are provided with a Pack t-shirt as part of their membership. The Pack 142 t-shirt is to be worn during certain activities and outings.
The success of a Tiger Cub den depends on active, enthusiastic families working alongside a knowledgeable, well-trained den leader. The Tiger Cub den leader plans and carries out a year-round program of activities for the Tiger Cub den and gives the program continuity. Using the concept of shared leadership, the Tiger Cub den leader works with a different youth–adult partner team each month to plan den meetings, a Go See It outing, and the den’s part in the pack meeting. (Some teams may serve more than one month, depending on den size.)
Shared leadership is a key element of the Tiger Cub program because direct adult involvement is important for boys and girls at this age. Through this sharing of leadership, each boy and adult partner team is given an opportunity to lead. Shared leadership also brings a wealth of knowledge and variety to the program as each host team has something different to bring to the program.
To find out more information about our Tiger program or Pack 142, please email [email protected].