Starting in September, I
will feature one Tiger Achievement a month. There will be hints and tips
for activities to help you and your Tigers complete the achievement. CD
Remember – Tigers get
Blue Cub Scout uniforms this year. No more orange shirts. National
announced this with post cards to Cubmasters and others. The Tiger Totem
will be worn on the right chest pocket.
What's New, Tiger Cub?
Baltimore Area Council
As part of the effort to remove barriers from Tiger
Cubs participating fully in Cub Scouting and to create additional fun and
excitement for first-grade boys, a new advancement plan was added last year
to create additional fun and excitement for first grade boys. Tiger Cubs
have been members of Cub Scout Packs for years, but the Tiger Cub program is
still evolving with a new look, while keeping its most important elements.
The Tiger Cub program remains the fun-filled, age-appropriate introduction
to Cub Scouting. Tiger Cubs still participate along with an adult partner
and those adult partners share leadership in the Tiger Cub Den.
Highlights of the Tiger Cub Program
Tiger Cubs and adult partners participate in Den and Pack activities
A Tiger Cub Den leader coordinates shared leadership among adult partners in
Tiger Cubs wear the blue uniform with an orange neckerchief, along with an
optional, newly designed blue and orange cap. No. 83892.
The Tiger Cub badge, No. 80369, is earned after completing five achievements
grouped in three areas: Den activity, Family activity, and Go See It
Activity. After completing the rank of Tiger Cub, a boy may earn one Tiger
Track bead when he completes 10 electives. There is no limit to the number
of Tiger Track beads a boy can earn.
Advancement is displayed on a Tiger Cub totem
The recommended monthly meeting pattern consists of Den, family, and "Go See
It" activities, and participation in the monthly Pack meeting. Suggested Den
meeting plans are included in Cub Scout Program Helps, No. 34304D.
Tiger Cubs and adult partners work out of the Tiger Cub Handbook, No. 34713,
to complete achievements and electives, and plan activities.
A complete description of the Tiger Cub program can be found in the "Tiger
Cub Program" chapter of the Cub Scout Leader Book, No. 33221 A.
Each Pack should have one or more Tiger Cub Dens, each consisting of five to
nine boys and adult partners.
The Tiger Cub Den leaders are members of the Pack leadership team and
receive support and coaching from the Pack committee, which includes the
Pack Trainer, Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster.
Tiger Cub badges should be presented in meaningful Pack meeting ceremonies.
Tiger Cub Dens actively participate in Pack meetings and activities.
Tiger Cubs and their adult partners are the future of your Pack!
It's in the Book
For the most up-to-date
information about Tiger Cubs, see the Tiger Cub Handbook, No. 34713, and the
Cub Scout Leader Book, No. 33221A.
Tigers are Grrrrreat!! And don't we know it! As
Tiger Leaders, our job is to help these young Scouts to search, discover,
and share together as they start along the Cub Scout Trail.
Tigers - Fun at the Zoo
Circle Ten Council
Here is an idea for a
fun way for you start off your Tiger year, something the whole family can
enjoy - CD
Zoos are a great choice
for family fun anytime, with events and fun year-round. Your family can see
some of natures most beautiful and varied creatures, and learn about their
VISIT THE ZOO
Get a family pass to the
zoo. If the whole family visits the zoo just twice, you more than recover
WALKING IN THE ZOO
See how animals look with
their winter or summer coats on. Talk about how they live in either the cold
or hot weather.
SPONGE PAINT GIRAFFE
Need: Orange paper
in the shape of a giraffe, black paint, small sponges or cotton balls,
clothes pegs, Styrofoam meat tray
Directions: Use the
clothes pegs as handles and attach a cotton ball or sponge to the end. Put
the paint on a Styrofoam meat tray and using the cotton ball/sponge to dip
into paint and dab spots onto the giraffe.
Zebra shape, marble, black paint, box
Directions: One of
my favorite zoo animal activities is to roller ball paint (marble paint) on
a zebra shape with black paint. I use the boxes that canned coke come in to
do this activity. I simply supply the black paint in a shallow pan, the
zebra cut outs, and large marbles.
Need: Shoe box, straws, clay or toilet paper
Directions: Take a
shoe box-remove lid . Punch holes about 1/4 inch in along the length of the
box and again on the paralleled side trying to keep holes aligned. Run a
straw through a hole on the top and on the bottom. Sit box onto one of
longer side tada - a cage. Next create an animal out of clay or toilet paper
rolls. Pull up a straw and give the animal a home.
You can find more ideas
Make a puppet.
Glue or tape a stick to
the back of a Hefty® Zoo Pals® plate and make a puppet for a puppet show.
You can use a Popsicle stick, paint stirrer, ruler, or even a chopstick. You
can put on a show, such as a make-believe zoo or circus, or take the animals
on an adventure.
Make a mask.
Glue or tape a stick to
the back of a Hefty® Zoo Pals® plate. Cut out the eyes and let the child
hold the animal face up to his/her face. To ensure that the child does not
trip or fall, use the mask only while seated.
Make a set of animal ears.
This is great for a
costume or for letting your child pretend to be his/her favorite animal. Cut
your child’s favorite ears off the plate about ½ inch below the ears. Tape
the ears, at the center only, to a plastic, rigid or cloth headband and
carefully place ear-band on child’s head. See if your child can make the
sound or motions of his/her favorite animal.
Design your own Hefty® Zoo Pals®
Turn a plate upside down
on a piece of paper. Trace the outline of the plate to form a template for a
new animal design. Let your child draw his/her own Zoo Pals® animal with
crayons, markers, or paint. Or cut apart the pieces from real plates and let
the child paste together a new plate, combining eyes, noses, and ears from
different animals. Create a body for your favorite Zoo Pal® animal. Select
your favorite Hefty® Zoo Pals® plate and glue or tape it to a large piece of
paper. Let your child design a body for his/her favorite animal using
crayons, markers, paint, or even scraps of fabric.
Jazz up Hefty® Zoo Pals®
Use glitter, fabric
scraps, yarn, paint, nail polish, and colored glue to decorate and
accessorize your favorite animals. Give them hair, glasses, shoes, and more.