In discussing the Pledge
of Allegiance, The Tiger Book stresses the point that “One Nation Under God”
should be said as a continuous phrase without a pause in the middle. From
personal experience I know saying it this way (although hard at first) adds
more meaning to the Pledge for me. Please teach this to your Tigers (and all
Scouts). Thank You – Commissioner Dave
Go See It Activity 2G –
One of the easiest ways
to get to know your community is to go out and “do the town.” Understand that
each community is different and you may not be able to do in one community
that you could do in another. The following is a list of suggested places
besides the Police Station or Fire Station listed in the Achievement within
many communities that the Tiger group could visit when working on this
Hall. Learn what services are available for others within your community.
bakery, a restaurant or store.
scavenger hunt. Plan the list of items that can be found locally.
‘make believe’ stay at home vacation.
things can be done or visited in your area.
Other Achievement #2
York Adams Council
Have a map of your community spread out on a table. As scouts and their
partners arrive, have them mark on the map the location of their home.
Compare distances between each Tiger and to the nearest store or local
landmark of your choice.
For Tigers this is short
and sweet. Remember the new slogan you are learning in Scouts---KISMIF
(Keep it simple, make it fun). Ask a Tiger and his partner to lead
the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag. As group
leader, explain the theme for this meeting and how you hope everyone will
learn a little more about your community.
Again this is as it sounds.
Share any information
coming from the Pack, i.e. When is Pack meeting, what do the Tigers need to do
to prepare, when the next meeting will be and who is running it. Should there
be expenses for the group, now is the time that money should be collected.
Using the map, that now
has the group’s homes located, start locating various other parts that make up
a community. Go around the room and have each scout name another aspect of the
community. Some of these may include: Fire Station, Police Station, Town Hall,
Library, favorite restaurants, video store, personal place of worship,
hospital or physician’s office, and more and more and more. Take a minute
with each suggestion and see if your group can tell you how this place helps
the community. Believe me the video store will have a totally different
answer than the police station.
Now it is time to get
away from the table. Ask the boys to do an impromptu skit where they meet one
by one on the street and each is going somewhere different. See how many
places within the community they wish to go. This is the adult partner’s time
to see the hidden hams within their boys.
Congratulate the Tigers
for a job well done on their skit. Remind partners of any future commitments
and gather everyone in a circle for your closing comments. This can be just a
single statement of what your community means to you. Thank everyone for
coming and send them on their way.
1. Draw a map of your
community and include places of interest as listed from the group.
2. Make fire chief and
policeman puppets as found in the Tiger Cub Resource book.
3. Play pin your town on
the map, again described in the Tiger Cub Resource book.
4. Using a town map, plan
and do a Town bike trip.
Tiger Theme Activities
Circle Ten Council
Twinkle, Twinkle Little
Paint stars yellow then sprinkled the stars with a translucent shimmer glitter
to make them Twinkle.
Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack threw some seeds and grew a giant beanstalk.
Although that is just a fairy tale, part of it is true. Beans do grow from
seeds. Have the boys plant their own beanstalk by following the directions
Jack's Beanstalk Craft
You will need:
cups or small clay pots
2. dirt, potting soil, etc.
3. 3-4 Bean seeds
the cup/pot with soil about half way. Plant the seeds. Cover with soil until
the pots are about three-quarters full.