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Rolling Tigers Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

This information is for the Cub Scout program before the June 1, 2024 updates. After June 2024, all Cub Scouts should use the updated program requirements. See here.

Rolling Tigers is one of the Tiger elective adventures. For this adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about bicycle safety, equipment, and laws. They also go on a bike ride.

Requirements for the Rolling Tigers Adventure

Complete requirements 1–3 plus at least two others.

  1. With your den or with your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, try on safety gear you should use while riding a bike. Show how to wear a bicycle helmet properly
  2. With your den or with your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, learn and demonstrate safety tips to follow when riding a bicycle
  3. Learn and demonstrate proper hand signals
  4. With your den or with your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, do a safety check on a bicycle
  5. With your den or family, go on a bicycle hike wearing your safety equipment. Follow the bicycling safety and traffic laws.
  6. With your den or with your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, discuss two different types of bicycles and their uses.
  7. Learn about a famous bicycle race or famous cyclist. Share what you learn with your den.
  8. Visit your local or state police department to learn about bicycle riding laws
  9. Identify two jobs that use bicycles and discuss how they are used.

Resources for Tiger Den Leaders and Parents

Bike Rodeo

A bike rodeo is a fun way to accomplish all of the requirements for the Rolling Tigers adventure. We have done this as a Pack meeting. Even the Cub Scouts who aren’t working on this adventure will enjoy riding their bikes.

Bike Hike Safety and Etiquette

Before riding, talk about safety and etiquette. Some of the other resources on this page cover safety. Etiquette is also important because it helps keep other cyclists and pedestrians safe. And it also covers Leave No Trace. Just like on any other outdoor adventure, we should leave the area clean so it can be enjoyed by others.

Bicycle Safety Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle makes a fun gathering activity for a den meeting or a pack bike rodeo.

Bike Inspection Checklist

Use this printable checklist to ensure that everyone’s bikes are in good working order before starting to ride.

Bike Repair Tips

If you do need to make some repairs, these tips from an experienced cyclist will help.

Bicycle Helmet Fitting

Don’t compromise on helmets. All youth and adults who are riding should be wearing one. Use these guidelines to ensure that helmets are being worn properly.

Bicycle License Plate Craft

This craft is also a fun little gathering activity. Or use it as one of the stations at a bike rodeo.

Bicycle Rodeo Applause, Cheer, and Song

For a break in the action, use these fun interludes to get everyone up and doing something silly.

BSA Bike Safety Guidelines

Before starting any cycling activities, check these guidelines from BSA to ensure that you are following the appropriate rules.

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