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Tiger Requirements

Effective June 1, 2006, Boys must earn the Bobcat Badge before they begin working on the Tiger Cub rank.

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


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

Once he earns the Totem, 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 Achievement, 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.

  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

    1. With your family, plan a fire drill then practice it in your home.

    2. 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.

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