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Baloo's Bugle


March 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 8
April Theme

Forces of Nature
Webelos Sportsman and Family Memberr
  

 

 

TIGER CUBS

 

Potawatomi Area & Milwaukee County Council

 

Simple Skit for Tiger Cubs

 

Setting: Seven boys, carrying various types of exercise equipment for the following lines.

Cub 1: To keep your body strong and healthy
Itís more important than being wealthy.

Cub 2: When you are fit, you feel so good,
And try to do the things you should.

Cub 3: It helps us lend a helping hand
To needy folks around the land.

Cub 4: Eating the right foods is always wise,
And everyone needs some exercise.
Cub 5:
Stand on tiptoes, one, two, three.
Touch your toes, donít bend a knee.

Cub 6: Run a while, then slow your pace,
Practice will help you win the race.
Cub 7:
Scouting builds boys into men,
Cub Scouting is where it all begins.

 

Ask me if Iím a Tiger.
Are  you a Tiger?
Yup.  Ask me if Iím a Wolf.
Are you a Wolf?
No, I just told you Iím a Tiger!

 

 

Tiger Cub Graduation Ceremony

Personnel: Tiger Cubs and parents, Cubmaster

Props:  Small plant (perhaps even just a bean growing in milk carton) or package of seeds for each

Cubmaster

(Calls forward Tiger Cubs and parents)  I hold in my hands a package of seeds. The seed is the beginning of a wonderful phenomenon of nature. If you care for it, give it soil, water and sunshine, it will grow into a beautiful plant.  Our Tiger Cubs and their adult partners have searched, discovered and shared the wonders all around them. They are now ready for the next step in the Cub Scouting Program.

Like the seed, the Bobcat is the beginning step for you as new Cub Scouts.  As you care for your seed, and give it all the necessary things to grow, your pack, den and your parents will provide you with all the things you need to grow and learn.  With all this love and care you will advance in rank from Bobcat, to Wolf, to Bear, to Webelos and to Arrow of Light in the years to come.  I present to you, Tiger Cubs, a package of seed to plant and take care of, and challenge your parents to take care of you as you advance in the Scouting program.

 

 

Since the Tiger Cub badge is new this year, we had some trouble finding a ceremony suitable for use at our Blue & Gold.  I prepared this one by borrowing liberally from our other ceremonies and from the Tiger Cub Handbook.  It is short and simple, so it works well in a larger pack, and the boys look forward to getting their faces marked.  We use face paint sticks available at crafts stores. I hope this is useful to someone.

 

Tiger Cub Badge Award Ceremony
Jim Plymyer, Tiger Cub Den Leader,

Pack 68, Tecumseh Council, Beavercreek, Ohio

 

Narrator:  When a boy joins our pack as Tiger Cub, he has started on a journey that will lead him to Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and finally the Arrow of Light.  He doesn't take this path alone.  He does this with the help of his Cubmaster, Den Leaders, and parents.  In Tiger Cubs, the parent and boy are a Team, and so are involved together in every activity the Tiger Cub does.  Tonight we are honoring the boys who have earned the newest rank in Cub Scouting, the Tiger Cub badge.

 

Will the following boys and their adult partners please come forward: [List Names Here]

 

Narrator Or Cubmaster: I can see by your knowledge of the Tiger Cub Motto, the Cub Scout Sign, the Cub Scout salute, and by the five achievements you have completed that you have worked hard together.  These achievements are important because they have helped you begin scouting with the sense of adventure and fun captured in the Tiger Cub Motto.

 

Tiger Cubs, please say the Tiger Cub motto with me so everyone can hear:  "SEARCH, DISCOVER, SHARE".

Narrator:

Orange is the color of the Tiger Cub. Will the Cubmaster please mark the Tiger Cub's left cheek with orange to signify achieving the Tiger Cub rank.  [Read the following while marking is happening.  Stop at an appropriate point when every Tiger Cub is marked: Tiger Cubs must complete all 15 requirements of five achievements.  The achievements emphasize five of the 12 core values of Cub Scouting: responsibility, citizenship, health and fitness, respect, and faith.  Each achievement consists of a den activity, a family activity, and a field trip, or "Go See It".  Accomplishment of each requirement is recognized by the award of an orange, black, or white bead worn on the Tiger Cub belt totem.  Beads are awarded during the den meeting  The Tiger Badge is worn on the belt totem until the boy enters a Wolf Den.  It is then moved to the blue Cub Scout uniform shirt in the position where the Webelos badge was formerly worn].

Blue is the color of the Bobcat.  Will the Den Leader please mark the right cheek to signify the next step in scouting  - the rank of Bobcat.  [After getting their Tiger Cub badge, Tiger Cubs can be awarded yellow Tiger Track Beads by completing electives.  These electives provide an opportunity to learn and grow while having fun with their adult partner.   Tiger Cubs also will be mastering the Cub Scout Promise, the meaning of Webelos, the Law of the Pack, the Cub Scout Salute, and the Cub Scout Handshake, so that they can earn their Bobcat badge while a Tiger Cub.  Tiger Cubs transition into a Wolf Den in May or June during a ceremony at the Pack meeting, leaving behind the orange of the Tiger Cub for the blue Cub Scout uniform.  By earning the Bobcat badge while still a Tiger, they can start working on Wolf advancement requirements with their family right away].

Red represents the Boy Scout program.  Will the adult partner please mark the chin of their son with red to signify their commitment to help their son achieve his goals along the path of Scouting.  [Being a Tiger Cub is the first step in building lifetime values though Boy Scouts.  Scouting has the goal of helping boys grow to be self-reliant and dependable, worthy and caring.  Organizations, leaders, and, most importantly, parents work together to achieve the purposes of the scouting program.  The purposes of Cub Scouting are character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, sportsmanship and fitness, family understanding, respectful relationships, personal achievements, friendly service, fun and adventure, and preparation for Boy Scouts.]

Finally, will the Cubmaster present the Tiger Cub badge to the adult partners.  It is then the adult partners who will present them to their Tiger Cubs.  . . . [It is done this way to represent the key role that the adult partner plays in the Tiger Cub program.  In Tiger Cubs the adult partners participate in what is called shared leadership.  This differs from the rest of Cub Scouting in that they host den meetings and arrange Go See Its.  Adult partners participate in every activity - the program is not possible without them.  For many parents this is their first involvement in Scouting, and you learn that you, too, are Akela, or "good leader" and an important part of Cub Scouting.  When a Tiger Cub transitions to a Wolf den, it is a good time for every adult partner to consider taking a position on the pack leadership team.  There are many opportunities for helping with Cub Scouting, and your boy will be more successful and enjoy his experience if you are there along with him].

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the pack's Tiger Cubs!    Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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