For the most part, I like the new BSA Program helps. Sometimes the helps are a little light on specifics or you have to hunt around in another publication or online for some additional resources. So I’ve included some additional information I think would be helpful.
Cub Scout Archives: Tiger Badge
Helps for the Tiger Badge for Cub Scouts.
This den meeting plan completes Tiger Elective 6 – Song Time and Tiger Elective 7 – Play Along. It also completes the requirements for the Music belt loop.
This award is available to Wolves, Bears, and Webelos. The purpose of the award is to help Cub Scouts think about how we are all interdependent on our environment. The requirements are differnent depending which year the Cub Scout is in.
Cub Scouts can make this craft to brighten up a holiday table. They can decorate the napkin rings any way they want.
The Go See It for Tiger Achievement 2 (Where I Live) is always a lot of fun. I haven’t met a first grade boy yet who doesn’t want to see a fire truck or police car up close.
Even as winter approaches and it gets to cold for the Cub Scouts to get out tent camping, we can still get them outdoors on a day hike. Make sure your Cub Scouts know the 10 Outdoor Essentials.
This plan completes Tiger requirements 4D and some Tiger electives.
This is a fun song for a campfire or for some audience participation at a Pack meeting. Plus it encourages healthy eating habits!
This den meeting plan assumes you will be doing your visit to a fire station or police station as a separate activity. So to fill out the meeting for this achievement, I added in the Map and Compass belt loop.
If your Cub Scouts attended day camp or resident camp over the summer, you might want to encourage them to work on their Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.
These guidelines are appropriate for a front country adventure in an area like a park. That is the only type of hiking which is appropriate for Cub Scouts. If you are going on a back country hike, then you need to consider some other safety rules, like bringing a fire source and knife.
Hiking is one of the new additions to the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. I really like this added incentive to get our Cub Scouts outdoors.
This Tiger den meeting plan focuses on Achievement 1 – Making My Family Special. It also covers Tiger Electives 1 and 4.
You can do most of Tiger Achievement 3 at a single meeting. One of the requirements (a fire drill) will have to be completed at home. The Go See It – visiting a sporting event – can be done as a separate activity.
This magic trick will amaze your Scouts. They might be able to figure it out after a few tries, but that is part of the fun. It is very easy to perform and doesn’t require a lot of preparation.
Emergency preparedness is part of every level of Scouting program. For younger Scouts, that primarily means knowing how to get help.
Here is a simple frame craft to fulfill Webelos Craftsman activity badge requirement 3. You can also do this project with younger Cub Scouts if you do the gluing for them.
This is a good time of year to review sun safety with scouts of all ages. Damage to the skin from sunburn can have lasting effects.
Doing a scavenger hunt while hiking will help scouts really explore the world around them while they are walking. This post includes a suggested list in printable format.
A den meeting plan to fulfill Tiger Achievement 5: Let’s Go Outdoors and Tiger Elective 33: Cleanup Treasure Hunt.
Before going on a bicycle ride with a group of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Venturers, review some bike safety and etiquette rules. Includes a printable discussion aid.
Most Scouts are probably familiar with the food pyramid from school. To make the nutrition and fitness components of the Scout program more interesting, turn them into a hands-on activity.
This springtime craft could serve as a gathering activity at a den meeting. Use it to fulfill Tiger electives, Bear electives, a construction for the Artist activity badge, or for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program Art pin.
Fire drills are encouraged throughout scouting programs, from the Tigers to Boy Scouts. Print out a basic plan for conducting a home fire drill.
Make a print using leaves and paint. Cub Scouts can use this to fulfill or enrich Tiger Requirement 5D, Tiger Elective 2, Tiger Elective 12, Wolf Elective 12, Bear Elective 12, Webelos Artist activity badge, or the Art belt loop and pin.
This is basically a go fish game with different types of food. I liked how the kids talked about the different types of food they saw on the cards.
Making a terrarium is a great springtime activity. Plus – it reuses a plastic soda bottle, which is great for starting a discussion about Earth Day approaching.
This puzzle would make a good gathering activity for a meeting focused on Wolf Achievement 7 – Your Living World.
Tiger Cubs is the Cub Scout program for boys in 1st grade. Find helps and requirements for the Tiger program on this page.
Here’s a spring craft idea for all of you Tiger leaders. Have the scouts make a seed mosaic to give to mom for Mother’s Day. You can even fulfill Tiger elective 2: Make a decoration with your family or den. Display it or give it to someone as a gift.