The Tiger Trail (getting started)
Tiger Scouts is an exciting introduction to the scouting program for first grade boys (or 7 years old) ready to get going! Tigers do stuff - lots of stuff - and all with their adult partners. This program is intended to open up the world to inquisitive minds along with the caring guidance of adults. The first steps along the Boy Scout Trail are laid here and every rank advancement through the scouting program builds on the basic activities done as Tigers.
If a boy has completed kindergarten (or is 7 years old) and has earned the Bobcat Badge, he may start earning the Tiger rank. He receives a Tiger Scout handbook, Tiger neckerchief, and Tiger neckerchief slide. He will also need a blue Cub Scout Uniform. This part of the boy scout trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin his Wolf adventures after he completes first grade.
The Tiger Cub program runs on two levels. The scout and his adult partner do Do-At-Home Projects as a family. Then, the scout and adult partner meet with the rest of the Tiger Den at den meetings, den outings, and pack meetings. Meeting sounds pretty boring, but a good scout meeting is active, fun, and interesting. The hour is often packed with games, activities, and safe adventure.
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)
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Tiger Rank Requirements:
* If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.
Akela is the name given to the Cub Scout's leader. This is the Tiger's adult partner, and that person is responsible for acknowledging completion of each adventure requirement by signing and dating the appropriate spot in the Tiger's handbook. There is also a spot for the Tiger Den Leader to sign for each requirement. Pages in the back of the Tiger handbook can be used by the Tiger to track his progress all in one place, and some dens use advancement charts or den doodles to publicly display advancement.
Once a Tiger has completed enough adventures to earn his rank, he's not finished. There are still many more adventures to explore until it's time to move on to a Wolf den. Some scouts strive to earn the remaining dozen adventure belt loops.
Note to Parents
Our Pack uses software to track the progress of your scout. The Den Leaders have access to the software. So make sure your child gets credit for completing activities. A report on your child's progress can be printed upon request. We also use software to purchase appropriate badges and awards. Make sure you are getting proper credit (by working with your Den Leader) and the recognition will come at each of the Pack Meetings. The Software will track your child's progress for as long as they are in the Pack.