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Bridging The Program Levels In Cub Scouting

To help pack leaders ensure the retention of boys through the transitional phases of Cub Scouting.

Tiger Cubs

In 1982, TIGER CUBS was introduced for boys in the first grade. It fills a great need in America today by providing a simple, uncomplicated program for bringing boys and their families close together.

TIGER CUBS U.S.A. is an exciting program for first grade boys and an adult member of his family. The program calls for equal participation from the boy and the adult. The TIGER CUB program stresses fun, activity, and the building of relationships between the boy and the adult as well as among the TIGER CUB group.

The motto of the TIGER CUBS is "SEARCH, DISCOVER, SHARE". The motto is derived from the opportunities to search out new activities, discover new things, and share them with one another.

TIGER CUB groups are organized by the chartered organization and the Cub Scout Pack. A member of the pack organization acts as the "organizer". The leadership for the monthly activity is rotated among the adults in each group. TIGER CUB groups are affiliated with the Pack but meet separately. The TIGER CUB group meets monthly with both BOY and ADULT being present.  Most meetings involve an activity or a field trip. Twice a year the TIGER CUB group meets with the Pack - at the annual Blue and Gold Dinner and as they graduate into the Pack in June or August. TIGER CUBS is a school year program, after which the boy is eligible to join the Cub Scouts.


1.An orientation flip chart to be used by the Pack organizer, accompanied by an organizer's manual.

2.The registration packet includes the Family Activity Book, which is used by the boy and the adult. The packet also includes two certificates of registration, two iron-on decals for the uniform, a wall poster activity chart, activity stickers, and a registration sheet for joining TIGER CUBS.

The TIGER CUB program is designed around 17 different program themes, called BIG IDEAS. Big Ideas include such topics as "Know Your Community", "Fitness and Sports", "Prepare for Emergency", and "Family Enrichment".

Suggested activities for individual families as well as the Tiger groups are listed with each Big Idea.

What Is Tiger Cubbing?

Tiger Cub Emblem

Consists of an adult tiger and a tiger cub, symbolic of the fact that the program stresses equal participation.

Tiger Cub Motto

Search, Discover, Share.

Tiger Cub Promise

I promise to love God, my family, and my country and to          learn about the world.

TIGER CUBBING is as easy as 1-2-3

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