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Baloo's Bugle

May 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 10
June 2005 Theme

Theme: Destination Parks
Webelos: Traveler & Artist
  Tiger Cub


Are you out there recruiting those Kindergartners now for next year’s Tigers???  They could go to day camp this summer with your pack!!  And enjoy your summer events.  Then in the Fall they will be all psyched for a great year.  Don’t miss this opportunity  CD

Tigers Walking Sticks

Circle Ten Council

Every year our Tigers get a special treat for their Tiger Cub Day at Camp _____ - we get the parents together one evening before the event and have them make walking sticks for their sons.  These are fairly easy to make and the supplies are easy to get.  If you do not want to get the parents together, the Tigers can do this themselves with their parent’s help. So this isn’t a difficult craft to do.


  • 48” to 60” broom handle or stave
  • Leather Scraps
  • Imitation sinew
  • Pony beads
  • Feathers
  • Leather lacing
  • Heavy sewing needles

What to do:

  • Drill a 1/4” hole about 1” down from the top of the handle/stave.
  • Cut the leather into a size that will almost wrap around the handle/stave.  Make it about 6” tall.
  • Using a hammer and nail, punch holes along 6” edges to sew through.
  • Using two needles and sinew; sew the leather around the handle/stave.  This is done just as if lacing a shoe.
  • String some beads and feathers onto some more sinew and tie on the grip so that they hang down from the grip area.
  • Tie a piece of leather lacing through the hole in the handle/stave.

Hike and Sketch

Circle Ten Council

Have each Tiger and Adult Partner make a mini sketchpad to help them understand the world around them.  After making the sketchpad, have the Tiger and Adult Partner walk around the park and fill it in together.  The ideas should be the Tigers.

To make the sketchpad - Cut a 4” x 5” sheet of cardboard and staple a 20” length of string to the upper left corner.  Tie a pencil to the other end.  Now take an 8 1/2” x 11” piece of paper and fold into fourths and cut (you will need 6 pieces).  This is the size of paper for your sketchpad.  List each page as follows:

Page #1

May favorite feeling about a the environment:

            I like . . . . . . . . . .

            I smell . . . . . . . . . .

            I can feel . . . . . . . . . .

            I can hear . . . . . . . . . .

            I can see . . . . . . . . . .

Page #2

My very own plot of ground and what I observe in this plot of ground . . . . . . . . . .

Page #3

Draw a picture of something special that you have seen today.  Draw a section of a stream bank, a mountain, a flower, a tree, a lake, or an animal.

Page #4

What’s special about this environment?

What have humans done to change it?

How do I feel about this environment?

Page #5

Write a little of your thoughts about today’s activities using words that you collected when using your five senses:  See, Hear, Feel, Taste, Smell.

Page #6

My very own bark rubbing:

Tiger Cub Graduation:
Path of a New Challenge
Baltimore Area Council

Personnel Required: Cubmaster(CM), Tiger Cub Den Leader(TL), Wolf Den Leader(DL), Den Chief


  • 1 tall white candle in center of table
  • 3 black candles at one end of table
  • 3 orange candles at the other end of table
  • Rope, string or crepe paper to make a bridge
  • 8 pieces of construction paper
  • Graduation certificate for each Tiger
  • Wolf book for each Tiger.

On the 8 pieces of paper, write the Sign, Handshake, Motto, Salute, Promise, Law, Webelos and the Arrow of Light symbol.  Place them on the floor of the bridge in such a way to make walking on them difficult for a Tiger Cub.

CM: Tonight we honor our Tiger Cubs.  Will our Tiger Cub Den Leader please introduce our Tigers and their Adult Partners? (Tigers and Adults come forward).

TL:(Lights white candle).  White is for the purity of living.  (Lights black candles).  Black is for the unknown, the fear and doubts.  (Lights orange candles).  Orange is for knowledge, joy and confidence. These are the colors of the Tigers.  You have completed the tenure of the Tiger Cub Program.  Adults, please remove your Tiger Cub’s orange neckerchief and Tiger Cub cap.  Here is a certificate of graduation for all to see that you have graduated from Tiger Cubs.  As your Tiger Cub Den Leader, I bid you farewell and show you the path of a new challenge - the challenge of Cub Scouts.  Each step you take tells you what you must learn, so you can earn your next rank.  Walk the bridge of Cub Scouts and meet your new leaders. (At the end stand the Cubmaster, Wolf Den Leader and Den Chief).

(The Den Leader puts the Wolf neckerchief on each Tiger Cub as he finishes crossing. The Den Chief hands each Tiger the Wolf Book).

CM: Congratulations on achieving this goal.  As you crossed this bridge, you may have noticed that the path was not easy for you.  Life is full of challenges, but I will only ask that you always do your best in whatever you do in your daily life.  Your Den Leader and Den Chief stand before you, ready to lead you on your next adventure.

DL: This is your next challenge.  Read and do each requirement on the trail of the Bobcat. When you have completed these eight requirements, you will have earned your Bobcat badge.

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