Volume 6 Issue 7
February 2000


Big Idea #13 - Caring for your Home and Household

Greater St. Louis Area Council

This activity could be done for a Mother's Day gift. Have Tiger make a coupon book redeemable to his mother with activities such as: take trash out, go through toy box and throw away any broken toys, vacuum carpets for the day, set table, help clean up, etc.

Have Tigers collect recyclable aluminum cans from their household. Bring to a den meeting that will be a field trip to your nearest recycling center to see what happens to them.

Big Idea #14-Family Games, Tricks, and Puzzles

Host a Family Feud using the following ideas:

Make a family pennant

This is designed to inspire team spirit. Cut one sheet of poster board into a triangular pennant shape. Allow fifteen minutes for each team to create a flag. Each pennant must contain a family name. Have the Tiger Cup Partner staple their poster pennants on 1/2" x 3' wooden dowel. Post banners around the Olympic grounds.

Piggyback Parent

In this race, a parent must carry all of his/her offspring at once without letting them touch the ground. For small families, this is easy, but for those large families, this can become a challenge.

Mom-Calling Contest

In this contest, blindfolded mothers race to find their children, who are calling to them from across a designated distance.

Blindfold each Mom (or Dad) and line them up side by side. The children line up side by side across an open expanse with the Tigers and their siblings grouped together. At the signal, the kids start calling for their Mothers. Whoever touches her own children first is the winner.

Tiger Cub Slides
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Caring for your Home and Household Litter Can Slide


Film canister
Trash (paper, toothpick, etc.)
Pipe cleaner

Make two small holes in film canister and insert pipe cleaner. Glue trash in can. Put on front of can a sign that says "Litter Can" and cover with clear tape.

Family Games, Tricks, And Puzzles, Tiger Puzzle Slide


Milk bottle cap
Picture of tiger head
pipe cleaner
6 small beads
clear plastic

Color tiger picture and glue on cardboard. Cut and put inside milk cap. Make small hole in each eye, ears, nose and mouth. Place beads in milk cap. Cut clear plastic to fit cap on top and glue. Glue pipe cleaners on back.

Flag Ceremony
Santa Clara County Council

Tiger Cub Coach at the front of the room: "Will the honor guard please come forward?"

Tiger Cubs march to front and several boys' hold the flag completely unfurled. (May need stools)

Tiger Cub coach: "Will the audience please join in singing, "God Bless America: and humming the second verse?"

God bless America, land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her,
Through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains to the prairie,
To the oceans white with foam.
God bless America, my home, sweet home.
God bless America, my home, sweet home.

While the audience hums, the boys recite the Tiger Cub Motto and the Tiger Cub Promise.

Tiger Cub Coach: "Honor guard, please retire." Tiger Cubs march off.

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