The Tiger Cub program is for first-grade (or age 7) boys and their adult partners. There are five Tiger Cub achievement
areas. The Tiger Cub, working with his adult partner, completes 15 requirements within these areas to earn the Tiger Cub badge.
These requirements consist of an exciting series of indoor and outdoor activities just right for a boy in the first grade.
||Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values|
- Health and fitness
- Positive attitude
be defined as the collection of core values possessed by an individual that leads to moral commitment and action. Character
development should challenge Cub Scouts to experience core values in six general areas: God, world, country, community, family,
Character is “values in action.”
When it comes to developing character, the complete person must be considered. Character
development involves at least three critical areas:
Cub Scouting, addressing these three critical areas and relating them to values is referred to as Character Connections.
1— Know (thought)
2— Commit (feeling)
3— Practice (behavior)
Character Connections asks the Cub Scout to:
Character development includes moral knowledge — both awareness and reasoning. For
example, children must understand what honesty means and they must be able to reason about and interpret each situation, and
then decide how to apply the principles of honesty.
What do I think or know about the core value? How does the context of this
situation affect this core value? What are some historical, literary, or religious examples representing the core value?
Character development includes attention to moral motivation. Children must be committed
to doing what they know is right. They must be able to understand the perspectives of others, to consider how others feel,
and to develop an active moral conscience.
Why is this core value important? What makes living out this core value
different? What will it take to live out this core value?
Character development includes the development of moral habits through guided practice.
Children need opportunities to practice the social and emotional skills necessary for doing what is right but difficult, and
to experience the core values in their lives.
How can I act according to this core value? How do I live out this core
value? How can I practice this value at school, at home, and with my friends?
||To make Character Connections an integral part of Cub
Scouting, the 12 core values are being integrated throughout the boys’ handbooks and advancement program.|
I promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
It's important not just to say the Promise, but to know what it means.
- I promise
- When you say "I promise," it means you will do your best to keep your word. It is very important to keep your promises
and to stand by the things you say. This shows people that they can trust you and rely on you.
- To do my best
- Giving your best effort is right and honest. Always remember that your best is not the same as someone else's best. Doing
the best you can is more important than trying to be better than someone else.
- To do my duty to God
- Doing what is right and not doing things we know are wrong is one way to do our duty to God. Another way is to practice
our religion at home and at our place of worship. We should respect other people's religious beliefs even if they are different
from our own.
- And my country
- Duty to country starts with being a good citizen. This means caring about the people in your community and helping people.
Good citizenship also means obeying the law. It means standing up for the rights of all Americans. Good citizens also take
care of America's land, water, and natural places.
- To help other people
- Helping other people means doing things to help those around you—your family, friends, classmates, neighbors, and
others in your community—without having to be told.
- And to obey the Law of the Pack
- Besides obeying the Law of the Pack (below), you should obey the laws in your community and state, the rules in your school,
the rules at home, and the code of conduct in your den.
"The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout Grow.
The Cub Scout
Just as the parts of the Cub Scout Promise have a meaning, each part of the Law of the Pack has a meaning.
- The Cub Scout follows Akela
- Akela means "good leader." To a Cub Scout, Akela may be a parent, a teacher, a religious leader, a Cub Scout leader, or
another guide. A Cub Scout should choose a good leader to follow.
- The Cub Scout helps the pack go
- Your pack needs you to be a good member. A good member goes to all meetings, follows the leaders, and pitches in to make
the pack better. Being a good member of the pack means doing your share, and sometimes a little more, to help the pack.
- The pack helps the Cub Scout grow
- With the leaders and Cub Scouts all working together, the pack helps you grow into a better person. You will learn new
things and new skills. You'll learn the right way to do the right things. And along the way, you will help others.
- The Cub Scout gives goodwill
- Doing good things for others doesn't just make them happy. It also gives them the desire (or the "will") to do good things
for others in turn. In this way, the good things you do for others make ripples that pass the goodwill from person to person.
The spirit of helpfulness and good cheer spreads from you to others in your neighborhood.
Cub Scout Motto
"Do Your Best"
"WE'll BE LOyal Scouts "
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Pledge of Allegiance
of the United States of America
and to the republic for which it stands,
nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The Cub Scouting colors are blue and gold. They have special meaning, which will help boys see beyond the fun of Cub Scouting
to its ultimate goals.
- The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above.
- The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness.
Tiger Cub Requirements
Effective June 1, 2006, 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 Tiger Cub Motto: Search, Discover, Share
- Learn the Cub Scout Sign
- Learn the Cub Scout Salute
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:
- Making My Family Special
- Where I Live
- Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
- How I Tell It
- 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.
Remember, there are NO performance requirements for a boy. Simply participating and
doing one's best in an activity constitutes completion.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
- 3F - Family Activity
a. With your family, plan a fire drill then practice it in your home.
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.
- 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.
- 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
Tiger Cub Electives
After completing the fifteen Achievements required for the Tiger Cub Rank Badge, 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.
- Think of a time when your family celebrated something, and tell the den about it and
how it made your feel.
- Make a decoration with your family or your den. Display it or give it to someone as a gift.
- With your family, play a card or board game, or put a jigsaw puzzle together.
- Make a frame for a family picture.
- Make a family mobile.
- Along with your adult partner, teach a song to your family or to your den and sing it together.
- Make a musical instrument and play it with others. The others can sing or have instruments of their own.
- Invite a religious leader from your place of worship to your home or to your den meeting.
- Help a new boy or girl get to know other people.
- Along with your adult partner, help an elderly or shut-in person with a chore.
- Help collect food, clothing or toys for needy families with your den or pack.
- Make at least two cards or decorations and take them to a hospital or long-term care facility.
- Using US pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, choose the correct coins to make the
- Together with your adult partner, read a short story or a magazine article.
- Mix the primary colors to make orange, green and purple.
- With your den, show or tell about something you like to collect, OR tell your den about a favorite hobby or activity.
- Make a model.
- Sew a button onto fabric.
- Learn a magic trick and show it to your family or den.
- With your den, make up a PSA (Public Service Announcement) kit to tell people about Tiger Cubs.
- Make a puppet.
- With your family or with your den, have a picnic -- indoors or outdoors.
- Find out what kind of milk your family drinks and why.
- Help the adult who is preparing the family meal to set the table and clean up afterwards.
- Make a snack and share it with your family or den.
- With a toy phone, or a disconnected phone, practice making phone calls and answering the telephone.
- Talk to your adult partner about what to do if these things happened:
- The adult who is caring for you becomes ill.
You are alone with someone who makes you feel uncomfortable.
- With your adult partner, check the batteries in the smoke detector in your home or
- Talk with your adult partner about when you should use sunscreen. Find out whether you have any in your home and where
it is kept. With your adult partner, look at a container of sunscreen and find out whether it still protects you when you
are wet. Also find out how long you are protected before you have to put on more. Look for the expiration date and make sure
the sunscreen is not too old.
- Plant a seed, pit, or greens from something you have eaten.
- Learn about an animal.
- Make a bird feeder and then hang it outdoors.
- With your den or family, play Cleanup Treasure Hunt.
- With your adult partner, think of a way to conserve water or electricity and do it for one week.
- Play a game outdoors with your family or den.
- With your family or your den, go see a play or musical performance in your community.
- Take a bike ride with your adult partner.
- Visit a bike repair shop.
- Visit the place where your adult partner or another adult works.
- Together with an adult partner, go swimming or take part in an activity on water.
- Visit a train station, bus station, airport or boat dock.
- Visit a zoo or aquarium.
- Visit a veterinarian or animal groomer.
- Visit a dairy, a milk-processing plant, or a cheese factory.
- Visit a bakery.
- Visit a dentist or dental hygienist.
- Learn about what you can recycle in your community and how you can recycle at home. Learn about things that need to be
recycled in special ways, such as paint and
- Take a ride on public transportation, such as a bus or train.
- Visit a government office such as the mayor's office, the state capitol building, or a courthouse.
- Visit a bank.
In addition to Rank Advancements and Sports and Academic Loops and Pins, Cub Scouts may earn a number of other Badges and
Awards. The requirements for the following awards can be found on this site:
The following Award is NOT a BSA Award, but is referenced for your information, since it can be earned by Cub Scouts:
The Virtual Cub Scout Leader's Handbook