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Pack 317 Tiger Cubs Den Page

Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 317 and the Boy Scouts of America Tiger Scout program. This year we will have lots of fun exploring what it means to be a cub scout. We will meet as a tiger cub den once a month and join the pack for the monthly pack meetings and various pack, district, and council events that are listed on our pack calendar. When joining the pack each scout will recieve a Tiger Cub Scout Handbook. The handbook contains the requirements that we will be working on this year to earn our Tiger Badge. The requirements are as follows:

EARNING THE TIGER CUB BELT TOTEM

To begin his path towards the Tiger Cub rank, a boy must do three things. They are:


Learn the "Tiger Cub Motto" (The MOTTO is: "SEARCH, DISCOVER, SHARE ")
Learn the "Cub Scout Sign"
Learn the "Cub Scout Salute"

When he has done these, he is awarded the Tiger Cub belt totem at a pack meeting. This is a plastic recognition device that he wears on his belt. The front side of the totem is emblazoned with a tiger paw print, and the reverse includes a recessed spage for your Tiger to mount his Tiger Cub badge (see above) when he earns it. The lower end of the totem includes space for four strands for totem beads. A boy earns totem beads by working on the five Tiger Cub achievements.

HOW TO USE TOTEM BEADS

There are five achievements in Tiger Cubs:

Making My Family Special
Where I Live
Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
How I Tell It
Let's Go Outdoors

Each achievement has three parts: a family activity, a den activity, and a Go See It outing. A boy receives totem beads as he completes each part:

He earns a white bead for each required 'family activity' part he completes.
He earns an orange bead for each required 'den activity' part he completes.
He earns a black bead for each required 'Go See It' part he completes.
These beads go on the first three strands of the Tiger Cub belt totem. (The fourth strand is for Tiger Track beads which signify completed electives.)

A boy can earn only one bead for each of the 15 achievement parts, regardless of how many times he may repeat a part.

As each bead is awarded and added to a boy's belt totem, he should be recognized with a simple ceremony at a den meeting. When a boy has earned all 15 beads, he is eligible to receive his Tiger Cub badge, signifying that he has earned the Tiger Cub rank.



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.


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.


Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe

3Fa - With your family, plan a fire drill and then pracitce 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.


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.


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.


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When you and your boy have followed the five steps of the Tiger Cub, your boy has earnrd his Tiger Cub badge.

The badge should be ceremoniously presented as soon as possible at an upcoming Pack meeting.

 

Pack 317 2002-2003 Tiger Cub Den Meeting Calendar
 Month  Date  Big Idea  Where  Who is in charge?
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All meetings contain the following components:

Whenever we meet for a scouting event, we will wear our Tiger Scout uniforms.

Heres to a great year of fun and learning and living by the Tiger Cub Motto "Search, Discover, Share"!