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Tiger Family Stories Adventure: Retired

BSA retired this adventure on May 31, 2022. This information remains here for historical purposes.

Family Stories is one of the Tiger elective adventures. For this adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about their family heritage and make a family tree.

Requirements for the Tiger Family Stories Adventure

Complete requirement 1 plus at least three others. Note that any requirement may be completed based on your family
of origin OR the family with whom you live. Note: BSA is retiring this adventure on May 31, 2022.

  1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, a family member, or other caring adult where some of your family members
    originated. Discuss family history, traditions, and culture—your family heritage. Share a story or bring something to
    share with your den about yourself and your family.
  2. Make a family crest
  3. Visit your public library to find out information about the heritage of some of your family members.
  4. Interview one of your grandparents or another family elder, and share with your den what you learned
  5. Make a family tree designed for your particular family.
  6. Share with your den how you got your name or what your name means
  7. Share with your den your favorite snack or dessert that reflects the cultural heritage of one or more of your family
  8. Learn where some members of your family came from, and locate the place(s) on a map. Share this information
    with your den. With the help of your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, locate and write to a pen pal there.

Learn more about your family with these related ideas and resources:

Family Tree Template

Download a fill in the blank template to help Tigers show their family tree.

Genealogy Requirements and Non Traditional Families

How do you do Cub Scout genealogy requirements when you have children from non-traditional families who may not know who their grandparents or even parents are? See some suggestions.

Recycled Cereal Box Scrapbooks

Make these scrapbooks and reuse some materials at the same time.

Faith and Our Ancestors Game

The Faith and Our Ancestors Game is an icebreaker activity with a genealogy twist. Players ask each other questions about how they think their ancestors lived. This would be a parent-child activity.

Four Facts Game

This icebreaker game can be tied in to personal history or storytelling. This could also be done as a parent-child activity.


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