Tigers now wear the blue Cub Scout uniform
with an Orange neckerchief. Youth use
Orange tee-shirts as an activity
uniform. They are still the Adult Partners uniform.
Starting with this issue (October’s Theme)
and for the next four issues in the Tiger section Baloo will feature a
different Tiger Achievement. Here is Achievement #1.
the Tiger Cub program was revised and a Tiger Cub Badge was added. Tiger
Cubs is for those boys who have completed kindergarten (or are 7 years old)
first step in earning the Tiger Cub Badge is learning the Tiger Cub motto
(Search, Discover, Share), the Cub Scout sign, and the Cub Scout salute.
The Tiger will then be awarded the Tiger Cub totem to be worn on his uniform
shirt. This award is presented at a pack meeting.
Tiger Cub must then complete one Den Activity, one Family Activity, and one
Go See It Activity within each of the five achievement areas to earn the
Tiger Cub rank. He works with his adult partner to do this. As he
completes each of the 15 requirements, he receives the appropriate orange,
white, or black bead at the next den meeting to add to his totem.
Achievement #1 Making My Family Special
the time the Tigers are learning the Tiger Cub Motto, the Cub Scout Sign and
Salute you can also work on this Achievement. The Tiger Cub, along with his
adult partner can make a chart using poster board outlining family
activities, job and fun activities. Allow the Tiger Cub to assign some
jobs. This will give the adult partner and the Tiger to a chance to plan
ways to keep things clean and tidy in their home. For example, the Tiger
can clean his room or take out the trash. Let the Tiger assign a chore and
a fun activity to plan with his adult partner, remember this is a growing up
process for them. Working together can reinforce in your Tiger the
importance of the family and how every family member plays an important part
in keeping their home in good shape.
Make a family scrapbook
folder for each boy; 3-hole-punched typing paper; markers, crayons, stickers
and other materials to decorate the cover.
Directions: Have the Tiger
Cubs decorate the folder and fasten the paper into it.
scrapbooks are great if the Leader can keep them while the boys progress
through the program. They can add many projects to their scrapbook, even
though it is a Family Scrapbook. Discuss with the adult partners whether
they want the Tigers to get the books upon graduation from Tigers or from
Cubs or presented earlier for the families to take home and keep up.
Another thought may be to have enough material for 2 scrapbooks. Then have
the Tigers make one to be a Cub Scout Scrapbook and one to be a Family
Scrapbook. In the Family Scrapbook the Tiger can put items in there that
remind him of special memories of things he has done with his family.
and See It-1G
Go to a library, historical
society, museum, old farm, historical building or visit an older person in
your community. Discover how life was the same, and how it was different
for a boy your age many years ago.
The following ideas come from the
York Adams Council PowWow book.
1. Share the family photo album. Identify special
2. Share family histories and traditions.
3. Have a ‘families’ picnic. Get to know one
4. Have a group party. Use a holiday for theme.
How about a Valentines Party in October?
5. Design and make a family tree. Share it with
others in your den.
6. Design a family coat of arms. Have the Tiger
include special areas of the family’s past.
7. Conduct your own ‘Family’ activity.
Ideas - Magic Fun
Circle Ten Council
Magic is a great tie in with a Circus theme. Be
sure to check out the magic tricks in the Tiger Book, too. CD
do the tricks yourself and teach one or two of them to the children.
both parents, or an older sibling can learn and then choose a night to have
a family magic show.
This mysterious bit of mental magic can be
performed just about anywhere due to the fact that it utilizes items that
can be found in almost any household.
The magician passes the dice to an audience
member, saying, "Take the dice and roll them onto the table." The audience
member does so and the dice roll to a stop. We will assume that the
uppermost numbers are a six and a five. The magician asks the audience
member to add the two numbers together. This results in a total of eleven.
The magician points out that if the two top
numbers were arrived at by random, then certainly the two, unseen, bottom
numbers were also. The magician has the audience member turn over the dice
and total the two bottom numbers. The bottom numbers, a one and a two, total
three. The magician asks the audience member to add the bottom total to the
top total. This results in the number fourteen.
The magician removes the deck from its case and
hands it to the audience member, saying, "You rolled he dice and arrived at
a random number, the number fourteen. Please take the deck and count down to
the fourteenth card." The fourteenth card is turned face-up and revealed to
be the king of hearts. The magician has the envelope opened and the
prediction read aloud. It reads: "I predict that you will select the king of
Prior to the performance write "I predict that you
will select the king of hearts" on a piece of paper. Place the paper in an
envelope, seal it, and write the word PREDICTION on its face. Remove the
deck of cards from the case, locate the king of hearts and place it in the
fourteenth position. Place the deck back in the case and you are ready to
If you perform the trick exactly as it's
described, the audience member will always select the fourteenth card. The
reason for this is really quite simple. The top and bottom numbers of any
single die always total seven. This is a fact that most people are not aware
of. Therefore, when the numbers on the top and bottom of a pair of dice are
totaled the number will always be fourteen. Needless to say, since the total
is always fourteen, it is important that you do not repeat this trick before
the same group of people.
Have the boys decorate their very
own magic hat. You can buy pre-made black top hats and have them decorate
them with glitter, ribbon, pom-poms, and other fun materials that you find
at a local craft store.
Have the boys and their partner's
dress up as magicians, or as Harry Potter. Then perform one of the tricks
they learned as a family. Give a prize for best effort, best performance,
best costume, and originality.
KNOT TRICK RELAY
What you'll need:
A 3-foot long rope or piece of
Tie a knot in a piece of rope without
letting go of the ends. Once the boy's and their partners have learned the
trick. Divide into two teams and have a relay to see who can complete the
trick the quickest or give each a piece of rope and see which boy/partner
team can finish the quickest.
Lay the string down on a table.
Cross your arms and grab an end of the
string in each hand.
When you uncross your arms, a knot will
appear in the middle of the string!
All you need is a dowel, some
paints, and other craft materials if you so desire. Have an adult cut the
dowels to appropriate size. Let the boys paint the dowel black with a white
tip on the end. They can add gold streamers or use star stickers and let
them decorate their wands after they have dried.
Try to see how many small words
the boys can make using the word "MAGICIAN.” (This may be a little
hard in September as Tigers have just started First Grade and really learned
too much spelling or reading yet. But with an Adult partner’s help … CD)
Take the boys to a magic shop
Visit a magician or have them come see the boys
Go see a magic show