Volume 6 Issue 3
October 1999



Making Your Family Special, Big Idea #11

Opening: Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
Plan a family-group picnic
Make a Tiger Cub poster using pictures of all ages of the Tiger Cub.
"Crazy Dress Relay Race" - Divide into two team and give each team a bag of old clothes. On signal the first boy puts on all clothes, takes them off and puts in the bag. Each member takes a turn. First team finished wins.

Opening: Repeat the Tiger Cub yell.
Search: Make plans for a family ice cream social.
Discover: Make home made ice cream. (See Fun Food section)
Play: "Memory Game" - Put 10 items in a paper bag and have each boy feel the items without peeking. See who can list all the items.
Share: Tell about something special each family member did in the past month.
Closing: Recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Tiger Cub Skit
National Capital Area Council

As curtain opens, the Tiger Cubs are milling around on the stage looking BORED.

Leader: What are you Tiger Cubs doing up here:
Tiger Cubs: (all at once, each with his own line) We're bored! We don't have anything to do! Yeahhh! There's nothing to do! Nothing's going on!
Leader: Well, why don't you go play in the street?
Tiger Cubs: (all yell together) NAAAWWWW, TIGER CUBS DON'T DO THAAATTT!
Leader: Well, why don't you go outside and fight?
Tiger Cubs: (all yell together) NAAAWWWW, TIGER CUBS DON'T DO THAAATTT!
Leader: Well, why don't you go out and throw stones at a neighbor's dog?
Tiger Cubs: (all yell together) NAAAWWWW, TIGER CUBS DON'T DO THAAATTT!
Leader: Well, why don't you roughhouse and make a lot of noise.
Tiger Cubs: (all yell together) NAAAWWWW, TIGER CUBS DON'T DO THAAATTT!
Leader: Well, then, why don't you all put on a skit?
(Tiger Cubs are silent and think real hard to themselves. Then, after a few seconds, they all yell together) YEAAAAAHHH! That's a great idea!
(They line up across the stage and bow deeply to the audience.

Know Your Community--Big Idea #6
North Florida Council

Go and See It
US Weather Bureau
Water Treatment Plant
City Hall
Public Library
Local Hospital

Our Town
Materials: Several very large boxes, crayons, carpet knife.

Before the meeting, unfold the boxes and cut off the flaps. With each box unfolded cut a roof line (peaked house tops and flat building tops) so the unfolded boxes look like a series of houses and buildings.
Next cut enough windows in the building so each group member gets one window opening. Use a single edged razor blade or a carpet knife to cut. Do not worry about accuracy. It is a Tiger Cub project, not a parent project. The uneven roof and odd windows only add to the effect of the finished piece.
When it is time for the main activity of the meeting, get out the boxes and let each boy and his partner choose the part he wants to work on. Let each partner pair design his house using crayons to add doors, bricks, stonework, shutters, flowers, trim, etc. You may want to spend part of the second meeting to finish. When finished the building stand alone if you let the boxes stand accordion fashion.
At the next meeting have each Tiger and partner hold a white piece of paper behind each of their window openings and use a pencil to trace the outline shape of the window have each person draw and color a self-portrait. Suggest that they draw themselves from the waist up. Don't worry about what you get as boys at this age have quite varied drawing abilities. Some may want to draw their pets in the windows as well. As they finish let them tape their portraits into the back of their window opening.
Bring and display at next pack meeting. Or use as a back drop for a skit or just to decorate.
Additional Idea: Some of the building could be designed to look like specific buildings in your own town. Church windows can be cut in a gothic shape and then made to look like stained glass by gluing bits of construction paper to a single piece of black paper, stained glass windows could be a separate activity all by itself.

Map Study

Bring as many different types of maps as you can get to your meeting. A city map for sure, but also a county and state map. A map of a large neighboring city, if there is not one for your own town, and an atlas are great to have. Finally a globe and even a map of the solar system can be used.
First have each boy and his partner find where they live on the city map. You could mark the spot for easier comparison. The boys really seem to enjoy finding things on the map. As they tire of this map present them with the county map and discuss the location of their city to others nearby. Some boys may live in a rural area and will have to show where their home is located on the county map. As you keep presenting them with maps they usually want to find their own city every time, even when they view the globe. One of my boys even asked "Where's our town?" when we looked at the model of a solar system!

Heart of America Council

Opening: Recite the Tiger Cub Motto
Search: Make plans to visit a museum or historical site
Discover: Play "Guessing the Spot" - Show a series of photographs in the area. See who can be the first to identify the picture.
Share: Share an interesting trip or family activity from the last month.
Closing: Recite the Tiger Cub Promise.

Opening: Recite the Tiger Cub Motto
Search: Visit a miniature golf course. Make a map showing how to get there.
Discover: Make a map of your neighborhood showing important places of interest.
Share: Share some of the places in the community that are important to your family and why.
Closing: Recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

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