The Tiger Trail (getting started)


To earn the rank of Tiger Cub, you scout will be provided with a Tiger Handbook (cost is $9.00) to begin working on the Tiger Trail.   Below is an outline of the material covered in the handbook. 

Note: Some of these activities are done at home and signed off by the parent after the boy has completed the task. The handbook should be shown to the Den Leader - who records and tracks his progress.

Note: There are no performance requirements for completing tasks. Simply participating and doing one's best in an activity constitutes completion.

To begin his path to the Tiger Cub Rank, a boy must do the following to earn the Tiger Cub Totem (pictured to the right) which is placed on the button of the right shirt pocket:

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

Once he earns the Totem, he should then proceed to complete the requirements for the Bobcat Badge.  The Bobcat Trail is outlined at the beginning of every handbook in Cub Scouts.   Once completed and reported to your Den Leader, the Bobcat Badge will be awarded at the next Monthly Pack Meeting. 

Note: Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat... Once he earns his Bobcat Badge he can skip it in other handbooks as he advance through the ranks.   

The Tiger Trail (the program)
 

In order to earn the Tiger Cub Rank the Tiger Cub Scout must complete the following adventures with the den or family:
  1. Backyard Jungle
  2. Games Tigers Play
  3. My Family's Duty to God
  4. Team Tiger
  5. Tiger Bites
  6. Tigers in the Wild

The adult partner acknowledges the completion of each achievement part by signing the boy’s handbook (Akela’s OK). The den leader also signs each boy’s handbook (Den Leader’s OK) and records progress in the den’s advancement records. The Tiger Scouts also keep track of their own advancement using the Adventure Tracking section in the back of their handbooks, and under the guidance of the den leader, they can also keep a record of their individual progress on a den advancement chart and den doodle.

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

A scout can work on both Achievements and electives concurrently, Click Here to see the Tiger Cub Electives.
 

 
Note to Parents
  1. Your Den Leader will track the Den Activities.
  2. You should use the Scout Handbook to especially track each of the Family Activities.  There are places to "Sign Off" on each activity in the handbook.
  3. So, use your handbook to track each of the family activities (among others) your scout completes.
  4. Start a Scout Folder to store papers and projects as your scout completes them.
  5. Bring the Handbook (and folder) to a Den meeting to have your family activities recorded by the Den Leader.