Tiger Den Meeting Plan for Bobcat Badge

This is a repost of my Tiger Den meeting plan to help new Tigers earn their Bobcat badge. Hopefully this will be helpful to all of you brand new Tiger Den Leaders out there.

When a new Tiger den is formed, the first advancement step is for them to earn their Bobcat badge. This den meeting focuses on the requirements for Bobcat. It also throws in plenty of fun. Since this will be their first Cub Scout meeting, don’t make it all work, work, work.

Also, get off to a good start by helping the adult partners understand that they are active participants. Don’t let them just stand off to the side observing. Engage them in the activities. Sometimes you even have to take the direct approach and say “I think Bobby really needs your help with this activity.”

Tiger Den Meeting Plan – Bobcat Badge

Gathering Activity – Make  Paper Bag Puppets – Fulfills Tiger Elective 21 – The Show Must Go On (Remember – the Tigers and their adult partners should work on this together!)

Opening Ceremony – Say the Pledge of Allegiance


Welcome the Tigers and their adult partners and give them a brief orientation to the Tiger program.

Do the Honesty Character Connection – Bobcat Requirement 1

Play the Show Me the Truth Game

Introduce the other Bobcat requirements:

  • Cub Scout promise
  • Law of the Pack
  • What Webelos means
  • Cub Scout sign
  • Cub Scout handshake
  • Cub Scout motto
  • Cub Scout salute

A large poster or dry erase board might be helpful for this.

Play the Bobcat Dice Roll Game

Talk about  Phone Etiquette and practice using a phone – This fulfills Tiger elective 26 and relates to Bobcat requirement 8.


Remind the adult partners that parents need to complete requirement 8 for the Bobcat badge with the Tigers. Parents need to do the youth protection exercises at the beginning of the book with their Tigers. They should report back to you when they have completed the requirement.

Close with a simple prayer of thanksgiving.

7 Responses to Tiger Den Meeting Plan for Bobcat Badge

  1. carolyn k September 21, 2010 at 8:20 PM #

    I borrowed a few ideas & some clip art online to have the new little guys at that first Tiger meeting learn/earn their Bobcat much easier!
    I use a “lap-book” idea I got from a site on homeschooling. Basically, I take a simple blue file folder, draw 2 pockets & some buttons down the front, etc (make it look like a Cub shirt). As a den, we go through each step of the Bobcat trail. Then, I provide each Tiger with a folder & parts of the Bobcat steps, already cut-out, for the boys to glue inside the folder. This way they leave their 1st den mtg with a take-home activity, can review, share & revisit it at home, & color or decorate it however they want.
    (happy to share via email)

    • linda long November 11, 2014 at 9:58 PM #

      i know it’s been awhile but if you still have information on the blue shirt folder working towards the bobcat trail let me know…. thank you, linda long

    • Sabrina September 26, 2016 at 10:31 AM #

      Do you have this project with pics I would love to do this wit my tigers. I only have one day to get it together

  2. Shayna September 23, 2015 at 1:08 PM #

    We signed up last night because otherwise 9 1st grade boys were going to have their hearts broken. So anyways we were not given any instruction, were given a binder and told to have our first den meeting next week and we needed to build our rain gutter regatta boats with the boys. However from everything I read on the scouting website there needs to be more foundation like your lesson plan said about learning the basic “code” of being a scout.

    • Albert September 30, 2015 at 8:48 PM #

      Shaya, that is correct. Prior to any other merit badges being earned, or additional activities being planned ,the Tigers should learn the fundamentals of what being a Boy Scout (Cub) should be. Once they do this they earn the Bobcat. Most of the basics are covered in this article but some things have changed. Please review the following handbook as to what has changed this year.

      Albert Vargas
      Tiger Den Leader
      Pack 460
      Pembroke Pines, FL

  3. Den mom September 11, 2017 at 9:26 PM #

    This site has been so helpful I just wanted to thank everyone involved I as well signed my lil boy up for scouts AN our first meeting discovered they didn’t have a leader needless to say, I couldn’t allow that!! These boys where ready to become lil scouts, I was totally lost with nother but a binder Of my dens names AN etc… I started researching for any info to help AN again this site has become my mentor!!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL AN THANKS AGAIN FOR SUCH VALUABLE INFO FOR A NEW DEN LEADER!!!

  4. Elavarasi November 13, 2017 at 7:58 AM #

    I am new to scout and I have a small doubt.
    You have mentioned about introducing the Bobcat requirements and Paper bag Puppets on their first meeting. so, whether the kids can earn both the badge on same day?
    Thank you.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: