Tiger Adventure

The Tiger Core Adventures (getting started)

To earn the rank of Tiger Cub, your scout needs a Tiger Handbook to begin working on the Tiger Core Adventures. Below is an outline of the material covered in the handbook.

Note: Some of these activities are done at home and signed off by the parent after the boy has completed the task. The handbook should be shown to the Den Leader with a picture, video, or craft proof - who records and tracks his progress.

Note: There are no performance requirements for completing tasks. Simply participating and doing one's best in an activity constitutes completion

The first thing all new scouts learn is the Bobcat Badge. The Bobcat Trail is outlined at the beginning of every handbook in Cub Scouts. Once completed and reported to your Den Leader, the Bobcat Badge will be awarded at the next Monthly Pack Meeting.

Note: Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat... Once he earns his Bobcat Badge he can skip it in other handbooks as he advances through the ranks.

Learn the Cub Scout Motto: Do Your Best

Learn the Cub Scout Sign

Learn the Cub Scout Salute

The Adventures

(the program)

This is how our scouts follow the Tiger Core Adventures to receive their Tiger Cub Badge...

In order to earn the Tiger Cub Rank the Tiger Cub Scout should follow the "Tiger Core Adventures" by completing a Family Activity, a Den Activity, and a "Go See It" Activity in each of five Achievement Areas (3 activities in 6 Achievement Areas = 18 activities):


Games Tigers Play

My Tiger Jungle

Team Tiger

Tiger Bites

Tiger Circles: Duty to God

Tigers in the Wild





Complete Requirement 1 plus at least two others

    1. Do the following:
  • Play two initiative or team-building games with the members of your den.
  • Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
  • 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Do the following:
      1. Attend a sporting event with your den or family.
      2. 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 have learned with your den or family members before or after the event.


Complete Requirement 1 plus at least two others.

  1. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, go for a walk outside, and pick out two or more sights or sounds of "nature" around you. Discuss with your partner or den.
  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 with your den.
  3. Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, or with your den, find out more about one of these birds.
  4. Be helpful to nature by planting a plant, shrub, or tree. Learn more about the needs and growth of the item you have planted.
  5. Build and hang a birdhouse.


Complete Requirement 1 and 2 plus at least two others

    1. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adults, or with your 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.
    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.
    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.
    4. With your den or family, participate as a team in a service project that helps our country or your community.
    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.





Complete Requirement 1 and 2 plus at least two others

    1. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adults, or with your 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.
    2. Explain the importance of handwashing before a meal and cleanup after a meal. Then show how you would do each.
    3. Show that you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Eat one of each.
    4. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adults, pick a job to help your family at mealtime. Do it for at least four meals.
    5. Talk with your parents, guardian, or other caring adults about what foods you can eat with your fingers. Practice your manners when eating them.
    6. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adults, plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share with your den.


Complete requirement 1 plus at least two others.

    1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adults what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
    2. With a family member, attend a religious service or other activity that shows how your family expresses reverence for God.
    3. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age or grade.
    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.
    5. With the approval of your parent/guardian, den leader, or other caring adults, think of and then carry out an act of kindness or respect that you think shows duty to God.


Complete Requirements 1-3 plus at least one other.

  1. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adults, 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.
  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.
  3. Do the following:
    1. Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code. Talk about how you can be clean in your outdoor manners.
    2. Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. Discuss why you should "Trash Your Trash."
    3. 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.
  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.
  5. Participate in an outdoor pack meeting or pack campout campfire. Sing a song and act out a skit with your Tiger den as part of the program.
  6. Find two different trees and two different types of plants that grow in your area. Write their names in your Tiger handbook.
  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.

After completing the 6 Core Achievements, the Tiger Cub is awarded the Tiger Cub Patch.

Also, after completing the achievements, the Tiger Cub belt loops.

Note to Parents

  1. Your Den Leader will track the Den Activities and the "Go-and-See" for each of the five categories

  2. You should use the Scout Handbook to especially track each of the Family Activities. There are places to "Sign Off" on each activity in the handbook.

  3. So, use your handbook to track each of the family activities (among others) your scout completes.

  4. Start a Scout Folder to store papers and projects as your scout completes them.

  5. Bring the Handbook (and folder) to a Den meeting to have your family activities recorded by the Den Leader.

Cyber chip

Today’s youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.

Netsmartz® has Cyber Chip resources, including grade-specific videos, for each level. Click here for more information

Topics include cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft.

Click here to be taken to the BSA Cyber Chip webpage to complete your scouts Cyber Chip.