The Tiger

The Tiger rank is for boys who are in first grade or are age 7. To earn the Tiger badge, a boy must complete six required adventures with his den or family and one elective adventure of his den or family’s choosing. As the boy completes each adventure, he will receive the adventure loop for that adventure, which he can wear on his belt. When the boy has completed the seven required adventures, he can receive the Tiger badge. The Tiger badge is given to the boy’s adult partner at a pack meeting. Then, during a grand ceremony, the adult gives the badge to the boy.

After he has earned the Tiger badge, a Tiger Scout can work on the remaining 12 Tiger electives until he finishes first grade (or turn 8 years old). He can choose elective adventures that may show him new hobbies and teach him skills that will be useful during his Boy Scout years. When he completes an elective adventure, he receives an additional adventure loop to wear on his belt.   

The Tiger Required Adventures
Tiger Required Adventure: My Tiger Jungle
Complete Requirement 1 plus at least two others.
  • REQUIREMENT 1. With your parent/guardian or other caring adult (referred to in the handbook as “your adult partner”), go for a walk outside, and pick out two or more sights or sounds of “nature” around you. Discuss with your partner or den.
  • REQUIREMENT 2. Take a 1-foot hike. Make a list of the living things you find on your 1-foot hike. Discuss these plants or animals with your parent/guardian, other caring adult, or your den.
  • REQUIREMENT 3. Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area. With your parent/guardian, other caring adult, or den, find out more about one of these birds.
  • REQUIREMENT 4. Be helpful to nature by planting a plant, shrub, or tree. Learn more about the needs and growth of the item you’ve planted.
  • REQUIREMENT 5. Build and hang a birdhouse.

Tiger Required Adventure: Games Tigers Play. 
Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least two others.
    • 1A. Play two initiative or team-building games with the members of your den.
    • 1B. Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
    • 1C. At the end of the game, talk with the leader about what you learned when you played the game. Tell how you helped the den by playing your part.
  • REQUIREMENT 2. Talk with your den or family about why good nutrition helps you to be strong and active. Bring a nutritious snack to a den meeting. Share why you picked it and what makes it a good snack choice.
  • REQUIREMENT 3. Make up a game with the members of your den, and play it with den members. After playing the game, talk with your den about the experience.
  • REQUIREMENT 4. Make up a new game, and play it with your family or members of your den or pack. Then talk with the group about the experience.
    • 5A. Attend a sporting event with your den or family. 
    • 5B. Before or after the event, talk with a coach or athlete about what it is like to participate in the sport. OR Find out more about the sport and share what you’ve learned with your den or family members before or after the event.
Tiger Required Adventure: Tiger Circles: Duty to God. 
Complete Requirement 1 plus at least two others.
  • REQUIREMENT 1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
  • REQUIREMENT 2. With a family member, attend a religious service or other activity that shows how your family expresses reverence for God.
  • REQUIREMENT 3. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age or grade.
  • REQUIREMENT 4. Help with a local service project and talk with your den or family about how helping others is part of our duty to God.
  • REQUIREMENT 5. With the approval of your parent/guardian, den leader, or other caring adult, think of and then carry out an act of kindness or respect that you think shows duty to God.
Tiger Required Adventure: Team Tiger. 
Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least two others.
  • REQUIREMENT 1. With your parent, guardian, other caring adult, or den, talk about what it means to be part of a team. List some of the teams you are on (den, pack, family, class, etc.). and explain how you can help each one.
  • REQUIREMENT 2. With your den, talk about your Tiger team. Then make a chart showing all the different ways team members can help the den. Volunteer to take your turn doing at least two different jobs, one of which is leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • REQUIREMENT 3. With your family, talk about how family members each have a role in the family team. Then pick a job that you will do to help the team. Follow through by doing that job at least three times during the next three weeks.
  • REQUIREMENT 4. With your den or family, participate as a team in a service project that helps our country or your community.
  • REQUIREMENT 5. With your den, make a chart or picture showing how you and your teammates make a better team because you are alike in some ways but different in others.
Tiger Required Adventure: Tiger Bites. 
Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least two others.
  • REQUIREMENT 1. With your parent, guardian, other caring adult, or den, find out about good food choices and not-so-good choices. Identify three foods that you think would be good choices and three foods that would not be good choices.
  • REQUIREMENT 2. Explain the importance of hand washing before a meal and clean-up after a meal. Then show how you would do each.
  • REQUIREMENT 3. Show that you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Eat one of each.
  • REQUIREMENT 4. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, pick a job to help your family at mealtime. Do it for at least four meals.
  • REQUIREMENT 5. Talk with your parent, guardian, or other caring adult about what foods you can eat with your fingers. Practice your manners when eating them.
  • REQUIREMENT 6. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share with your den.
Tiger Required Adventure: Tigers in the Wild. 
Complete Requirements 1-3 plus at least one other.
  • REQUIREMENT 1. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, name and collect the Cub Scout Six Essentials you need for a hike. Tell your den leader what you would need to add to your list to prepare for rain.
  • REQUIREMENT 2. Go for a short hike with your den or family, and carry your own gear. Show you know how to get ready for this hike.
    • 3A. Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code. Talk about how you can be clean in your outdoor manners.
    • 3B. Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. Discuss why you should “Trash Your Trash.”
    • 3C. Apply the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids on your Tiger den and pack outings. After one outing, share what you did to demonstrate the principles you discussed.
  • REQUIREMENT 4. While on the hike, find three different kinds of plants, animals, or signs that animals have been on the trail. List what you saw in your Tiger Handbook.
  • REQUIREMENT 5. Participate in an outdoor pack meeting or pack campfire. Sing a song or act out a skit with your Tiger den as part of the program.
  • REQUIREMENT 6. Find two different trees and two different types of plants that grow in your area. Write their names in your Tiger Handbook.
  • REQUIREMENT 7. Visit a nature center, zoo, or another outside place with your family or den. Learn more about two animals, and write down two interesting things about them in your Tiger Handbook.

Notes for Parents
  1. You and your scout's Den Leader will track the Den Adventures in Scoutbook**, our online tracking system. This system is web based and mobile friendly.
  2. You can use the Scout Handbook to help track each of the adventure requirements completed with the Family.  There are places to "Sign Off" on each requirement in the handbook to keep track. 
  3. Start a Scout Folder to store papers and projects as your scout completes them.
  4. If you do not have access to Scoutbook, please bring the Handbook (and folder) to a Den meeting to have your family activities recorded in the system by the Den Leader.
** You may need to create an account the first time you access the system