Tiger Cub Patch

Cub Scout Tiger Cub Rank


These are the requirements as they appear
in the 2001 edition of the Cub Scout Tiger Cub Handbook,
and became effective on June 1, 2001.
They have been adjusted slightly to take into account the requirement to earn Bobcat before Tiger as described in the current edition (34713 or 32552)

Boys must earn the Bobcat Badge before they begin working on the Tiger Cub rank.


To begin his path to the Tiger Cub Rank, a boy must do the following to earn the Tiger Cub Totem:

  • Learn the Cub Scout Motto: Do Your Best
  • Learn the Cub Scout Sign
  • Learn the Cub Scout Salute

Tiger Cub Totem

Once he earns the Totem, he should then proceed to complete the other requirements for the Bobcat Badge.

Then, in order to earn the Tiger Cub rank the Tiger Cub Scout must complete a Family Activity, a Den Activity, and a "Go See It" Activity in each of five Achievement Areas:

  1. Making My Family Special
  2. Where I Live
  3. Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
  4. How I Tell It
  5. Let's Go Outdoors

As he completes each Activity, he is awarded a bead which is hung from the Totem. 

  • He earns a WHITE bead for each required FAMILY Activity.
  • He earns an ORANGE bead for each required DEN Activity.
  • He earns a BLACK bead for each required GO SEE IT Activity.

Remember, there are NO performance requirements for a boy in the Tiger Cub trail.
Simply participating and doing one's best in an activity constitutes completion.

  1. Making My Family Special
    • 1F - Family Activity
      Think of one chore you can do with your adult partner. Complete it together.
      • Character Connection: Responsibility
    • 1D - Den Activity
      Make a family scrapbook
    • 1G - Go See It Activity
      Go to a library, historical society, museum, old farm, or historical building, or visit an older person in your community.  Discover how family life was the same and how it was different many years ago.
  2. Where I Live
    • 2F - Family Activity
      Look at a map of your community with your adult partner.
    • 2D - Den Activity
      Practice the Pledge of Allegiance with your den, and participate in a den or pack flag ceremony.
      • Character Connection: Citizenship
    • 2G - Go See It Activity
      Visit a police station or a fire station. Ask someone who works there how he or she helps people in your community.
  3. Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
    • 3F - Family Activity
      a. With your family, plan a fire drill then practice it in your home.
      b. With your adult partner, plan what to do if you became lost or separated from your family in a strange place.
    • 3D - Den Activity
      Make a Food Guide Pyramid
      • Character Connection: Health and Fitness
    • 3G - Go See It Activity
      Learn the rules of a game or sport. Then, go watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.
  4. How I Tell It
    • 4F - Family Activity
      At a family meal, have each family member take turns telling the others one thing that happened to him or her that day. Remember to practice being a good listener while you wait for your turn to talk.
      • Character Connection: Respect
    • 4D - Den Activity
      Play "Tell It Like It Isn't"
    • 4G - Go See It Activity
      Visit a television station, radio station, or newspaper office. Find out how people there communicate with others.
  5. Let's Go Outdoors
    This achievement is also part of Cub Scouting's Leave No Trace Award.
    • 5F - Family Activity
      Go outside and watch the weather
      • Character Connection: Faith
    • 5D - Den Activity
      With a crayon or colored pencil and a piece of paper, make a leaf rubbing.
    • 5G - Go See It Activity
      Take a hike with your den.

After completing the fifteen Achievements, the Tiger Cub is awarded the Tiger Cub Patch. 

Also, after completing the achievements, the Tiger Cub can be awarded Tiger Track Beads, which are YELLOW disks attached to the Totem.  One bead is awarded for each group of TEN Electives the Tiger Cub completes.  A boy can work on both Achievements and electives concurrently, but he can't receive Tiger Track beads until he has earned the Tiger Cub Badge. Click Here to see the Tiger Cub Electives.


Page updated on: October 01, 2009



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