Tiger





Welcome to the Tiger Den Program


First Grade or 6-7 Years Old

Den Leader  

Summary   The boys participate with their adult partners. The program emphasizes shared leadership, learning about the community, and family understanding.

Tigers is an exciting introduction to the scouting program for first grade boys (or 7 years old) excited to get going! Tigers do stuff - lots of stuff - with their adult partners. This program is intended to open up the world to inquisitive minds along with the caring guidance of adults. The first steps along the Boy Scout Trail are laid here and every rank advancement through the scouting program builds on the basic categories of activity done as Tigers.

This first year in Scouting requires that an adult partner participate with Tigers in all den meetings and activities.

The Tiger works toward earning his Bobcat rank and then his Tiger Rank badge with his den or family. Each Tiger must complete six core Tiger adventures and one of the thirteen Tiger elective adventures to receive his Tiger Rank badge. After completing an adventure each Cub Scout will receive an immediate recognition award in the form of an adventure loop that he can wear on his belt. Adventure loops are color coded and specific to each Scouting year. Tiger year adventure loops have orange edges.





After he has earned the Tiger badge, a Tiger Scout can work on the remaining 12 Tiger electives until he finishes first grade (or turn 8 years old). He can choose elective adventures that may show him new hobbies and teach him skills that will be useful during his Boy Scout years. When he completes an elective adventure, he receives an additional adventure loop to wear on his belt.



The Tiger Uniform
Your son should/will be encouraged to wear his uniform appropriately.  The shirt should always be tucked in and orderly. He should understand the importance of representing the entire Boy Scout Organization while in uniform.  


Required:
  • Shirt (Long or Short Sleeve)
  • Neckerchief (provided by the Pack)
  • Slide (provided by the Pack)
  • Belt
The shirt will last through fourth grade - so size it appropriately.


Optional:
  • Scout Pants
  • Scout Shorts
  • Socks
  • Hat
  • Red Brag vest
  
To Purchase:
  • World Crest Emblem (above left pocket)
  • Council Patch
  • Den Number 
To get an idea of pricing, or to order items online, visit http://www.scoutstuff.org.  This is the official online scout shop.  They should have the same prices as our local scout shop. 


Pack Provides:
  • Pack Numbers** (see Below)
  • Flag comes with the shirt 
Upon joining Pack 1910, all Scouts are given a rank-specific Scout handbook.  Therefore you will NOT need to purchase those.  You will also not need to buy any Rank Advancement Badge or Patch that your boy earns as they will be awarded (at no cost) during the Monthly Pack Meetings.  You will need to sew them on, but they are provided.


Where to Purchase

Before most pack meetings we normally make a trip to the Scout Shop.  You might contact the Advancement Chair if you need a patch or two.  We might be able to save you a trip and pick them up for you at our cost.  You are also welcome to order any needed items online or at the local Scout Shop.  

** The Pack special orders the Red "Pack Number" Patch so you don't have to sew four number patches separately.  Check with leaders for availability.

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