Baloo's Bugle

August 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 1
September 2008 Theme

Theme: New Buddies
Webelos: Citizen and Communicator
Tiger Cub
Achievement 1


Tiger Cub Program

Kevin in Norman, Oklahoma

For those of you just joining us -

Tigers earn their Bobcat first and use the Cub Scout motto.
Tigers wear the blue uniform. 
(And those designed to grow with them S2 zip off pants!!!)

Search, Discover and Share is the Tiger Cub CONCEPT or IDEA.  There is no Tiger Cub Motto, they are Cub Scouts and use the Cub Scout motto, Do Your Best.  

Search, Discover and Share are the names of three of the eight parts pf a Tiger Cub Meeting.  Check out planning the meeting at (I will have some Tiger Den Meeting tips next month.  CD)

Requirements for the Tiger Cub Totem
* Learn the Cub Scout motto:
* Learn the Cub Scout sign
* Learn the Cub Scout salute

A Tiger Cub must finish Bobcat before beginning to earn his Tiger Cub rank.  But hey, once he has learned the Cub Scout Motto, Sign and Salute, the Immediate Recognition Emblem is already earned, it's a done deal except for presentation.

So even if the Law of the Pack or the Promise take a bit longer, the Immediate Recognition Emblem requirements are in fact already done.  Applying a bucket of common sense, and as we favor instant recognition in Cubs, I would say go ahead and do the Immediate Recognition Emblem either that day in the den meeting, or at the latest the next pack meeting, even if Bobcat is not yet completed.

If you want more information, go to Tiger Cub Leader Fast Start at for the online version.  It's worth a look  through, even if you are not a Tiger leader, to help get up to speed so you can help Tiger leaders in your unit, district and online. (PS in the one picture on Fast Start it says to mouse over the Tiger Cubs but the boys have khaki shirts and compass emblems, they are Webelos.  In another they have blue uniforms but blue neckerchiefs, too.  They are Bears.)

After earning his Bobcat Badge, the 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.


What is Tiger Cubs?

Grand Teton Council

«  T - Time spent building a stronger relationship with a boy and his family

«  I - Introducing a boy and his family to Scouting.

«  G - Getting to know others and ones self better.

«  E - Entering into a group; being part of something special.

«  R - Reaching out to one another and getting hands on experiences.

«  S - Sharing and discovering new things and ideas.

This is what Tiger Cubs is all about -
Searching, Discovering, Sharing.

Let's start at the beginning of the achievements -

Achievement #1 Making My Family Special

1F Family Activity

During 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.

Den Activity 1D

Make a family scrapbook

Materials:  Three-prong 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.

These 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.

Go 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 Pow Wow book.

1.     Share the family photo album. Identify special family members.

2.     Share family histories and traditions.

3.     Have a ‘families’ picnic. Get to know one another.

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 to Help Tigers Share

Circle 10 Council

Who’s Who?

ü  Have each Tiger Cub and partner bring a baby picture.

ü  Mix them up and see who can guess the most matches.

Who Am I?

ü  With the help of their partners, have each of the Tiger Cubs write short descriptive paragraph about themselves stating likes, dislikes, things they have done, etc.

ü  When all are done, have an adult read them out loud and let the boys try to guess who is being described.

Where Were You Born?

ü  Display a world map.

ü  Let each Tiger and their partner mark where they were born.  You can use stick pins with colored heads or pins with flags attached (available at office supply stores.)

A Sharing Craft

ü  Ask each Tiger Cub draw a picture of three things that he and his partner like to do.

ü  When finished, ask them to share their picture with the rest of the den. 

Tiger Scrap Book

Each Tiger Cub can start a scrapbook.  Provide enough pages for the whole year and have the boys glue in pictures, nature items, patches, or items they like to help them remember each activity (Requirement 1D)

Den Yells

North Florida Council

For high-spirited Tiger Cubs,
 there's nothing like a lot of noise for good fun! 

A den yell provides plenty,
and also gives the den a feeling of togetherness.

# 1:       (Boys stand in circle)
North (point), South (point),
East (point), West (point),
Tiger Cub (Hands on shoulders) are the best! 
(Boys form straight line facing the audience and bow)

# 2:       (Boys stand in line)
Our group is the Tigers
(Have boys make hand like claws ready to scratch)
Now you've been told
Tigers are the one's
(Hold up one finger)
Who are brave and bold

# 3:       Look and see!  (Clap, clap)
You and me (point, point)
Tiger Cubs (Clap, clap)
Wheee!  (Hands over head and jump)

# 4:       (Begin with boys in squatting position)
Our Tigers are Great!
Our group is swell!
All for the Tiger Cubs
Stand up and yell!
(All stand and yell like "Tony the Tiger" We're Great)





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