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Cub Scout Pack 901
(Evanston, Illinois)
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Tiger Cubs - Den 4

Cub Scouts entering First Grade are in the Tiger Cub Program. You can join the Tiger Cub Program as early as the end of kindergarten.  Tiger Cubs work toward the Tiger Cub Badge,and complete Electives. Tiger Cubs work with their adult partner, and should have this partner at meetings and outings.

Tigers earn their Immediate Recognition Emblem while working on theirBobcat Requirements.  They then earn beads to hang from this emblem bycompleting Requirements and Electives.

The complete description of Requirements and Electives, as well as Bobcat and other information are found in the Tiger CubScout Handbook.

There are NO performance requirements fora Tiger Cub. Simply participating and doing one's best in an activity constitutescompletion.

PastTiger Den Meeting subjects have included dinosaurs, animals, localhistory, police officers and fire fighters, conservation,communication, and personal safety and health.

We need a new Tiger Den Leader for 2014-2015.  The Tiger Den leadership consists of a Leader who is trained and all parents and guardians who take turns helping out the Leader.  If you are interested or have more questions, please contact us at 
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Tiger Cub Requirements and electives.doc List of Tiger Cub Requirements & Electives  

Tiger Cub Handbook

The photo to the left shows the Tiger Cub Handbook.  This is an excellent resource for your Scout.  It gives more detail that is available online. It also gives your Scout a great way to keep track of his progress - to see all the great things he's done!

Scout Handbooks are available where Scouting supplies are sold for $6.99 (at the time of this posting.)  You can also find new and gently used Handbooks at thrift stores and second-hand bookstores for a lower cost.

Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem

A new Tiger Cub will earn the white portion of his Immediate Recognition Emblem once he knows the following items of the Bobcat Trail:
Cub Scout Moto
Cub Scout Salute
Cub Scout Sign

He will then earn:
Orange beads for each Den Activity Requirement he completes.
White beads for each Family Activity Requirement he completes.
Black beads for each Go See It Activity Requirement he completes.
One yellow bead for every 10 Electives he completes.  He does not receive yellow beads until after he has earned is Tiger Cub Badge.

Tiger Cub Requirements

To the left you will see what the Tiger Cub Rank Badge looks like.  The badges are awarded at the Blue & Gold Banquet - sometime between February and May - which should give plenty of time to complete these requirements.  These items aren't "required" like they would be at older levels, but they are simple to complete and should be done to get the Tiger introduced to Cub Scouting.  The most important thing is that a Scout does his best.  He does not have to be good at an item, he just has to try.

  • F = A 'FAMILY' oriented requirement
  • D = A 'DEN' oriented requirement
  • G = A 'GO SEE IT' oriented requirement
  1. Making My Family Special
    • 1F - Think of one chore you can do with your adult partner. Complete it together
    • 1D - Make a family scrapbook
    • 1G - 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 - Look at a map of your community with your adult partner.
    • 2D - Practice the Pledge of Allegiance with your den, and participate in a den or pack flag ceremony.
    • 2G - Visit a police station or fire station. Ask someone who works there how he or she helps people in your community.
  3. Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
    • 3Fa - With your family, plan a fire drill and then practice it in your home.
    • 3Fb - With your adult partner, plan what to do if you become lost or separated from your family in a strange place.
    • 3D - Make a food guide pyramid.
    • 3G - 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 - 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.
    • 4D - Play 'Tell It Like It Isn't.'
    • 4G - Visit a television station, radio station, or newspaper office. Find out how people there communicate to others.
  5. Let's Go Outdoors
    • 5F - Go outside and watch the weather.
    • 5D - With a crayon or colored pencil and a piece of paper, make a leaf rubbing.
    • 5G - Take a hike with your den.

Tiger Cub Electives

To the left you will see what the Tiger Cub Handbook looks like.  Better descriptions for all the Requirements and Electives, as well as more spects of being a Tiger Cub can be found in the handbook.  These Electives are not required. But, even if you don't try, you will inevitably complete some.  Electives can be completed more than once.  For each 10 electives completed, the Scout earns a yellow bead for his Immediate Recognition Emblem.

  1. How Do You Celebrate?
    Think of a time when your family celebrated something, and then tell the den about it and how it made you feel.
  2. Making Decorations
    Make a decoration with your family or with your den. Display it or give it to someone as a gift.
  3. Fun And Games
    With your family, play a card game or board game or put a jigsaw puzzle together.
  4. Display A Picture
    Make a frame for a family picture.
  5. Family Mobile
    Make a family mobile.
  6. Song Time
    Along with your adult partner, teach a song to your family or to your den and sing it together.
  7. Play Along!
    Make a musical instrument and play it with others. The other can sing or have instruments of their own.
  8. Your Religious Leaders
    Invite a religious leader or teacher from your place of worship to your home or to your den meeting.
  9. A New Friend
    Help a new boy or girl get to know other people.
  10. Helping Hands
    Along with your adult partner, help an elderly or shut-in person with a chore.
  11. Helping the Needy
    Help collect food, clothing or toys for needy families with your pack or den.
  12. A Friendly Greeting
    Make at least two cards or decorations and take them to a hospital or long-term care facility.
  13. Making Change
    Using U.S. pennies, dimes, nickels, and quarters choose the correct coins to make the following amounts: 15 cents, 50 cents, 29 cents, 60 cents, 35 cents, 59 cents
  14. Reading Fun
    Together with your adult partner, read a short story or magazine article.
  15. Our Colorful World
    Mix the primary colors to make orange, green and purple.
  16. Collecting and Other Hobbies
    With your den, show or tell about something you like to collect. -OR- Tell your den about a favorite hobby or activity.
  17. Make a Model
    Make a model.
  18. Sew a Button
    Sew a button onto fabric.
  19. Magic Fun
    Learn a magic trick and show it to your family or den.
  20. Get the Word Out
    With your den, make up a PSA skit to tell people about Tiger Cubs.
  21. The Show Must Go On
    Make a puppet.
  22. Picnic Fun
    With your family or with your den, have a picnic : outdoors or indoors.
  23. What Kind of Milk
    Find out what kind of milk your family drinks and why.
  24. Help in the Kitchen
    Help the adult who is preparing a family meal to set the table and clean up afterward.
  25. Snack Time
    Make a snack and share it with your family or den.
  26. Phone Manners
    With a toy phone, or a disconnected phone, practice making phone calls and answering the telephone.
  27. Emergency!
    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
  28. Smoke Detectors
    With your adult partner, check the batteries in the smoke detector in your home or in another building.
  29. Safety in the Sun
    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.
  30. Plant a Seed
    Plant a seed, pit, or greens from something you have eaten.
  31. Learn About Animals
    Learn about an animal.
  32. Feed the Birds
    Make a bird feeder and then hang it outdoors.
  33. Cleanup Treasure Hunt
    With your den or family, play Cleanup Treasure Hunt.
  34. Conservation
    With your adult partner, think of a way to conserve water or electricity and do it for one week.
  35. Fun Outdoors
    Play a game outdoors with your family or den.
  36. See a Performance
    With your family or your den, go see a play or musical performance in your community.
  37. Take a Bicycle Ride
    Take a bicycle ride with your adult partner.
  38. Bicycle Repair
    Visit a bicycle repair shop.
  39. Go to Work
    Visit the place where your adult partner or another adult works.
  40. Fun in the Water
    Together with your adult partner, go swimming or take part in an activity on water.
  41. Transportation
    Visit a train station, bus station, airport, or boat dock.
  42. Fun at the Zoo
    Visit a zoo or aquarium.
  43. Pet Care
    Visit a veterinarian or an animal groomer.
  44. Dairy Products
    Visit a dairy, a milk-processing plant, or a cheese factory.
  45. Fresh Baking
    Visit a bakery.
  46. Health Teeth and Gums
    Visit a dentist or dental hygienist.
  47. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    Learn about what you can recycle in your community and how you can recylce at home. Learn about things that need to be recycled in special ways, such as paint and batteries.
  48. Go for a Ride
    Take a ride on public transportation, such as a bus or train.
  49. Your Government
    Visit a government office such as the mayor's office, the state capitol building, or a courthouse.
  50. Banking
    Visit a bank.