Tiger Cub Motto: SEARCH,
Tiger Cub Promise:
I PROMISE TO LOVE GOD, MY FAMILY AND MY COUNTRY, AND TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD.
What Are Tiger Cubs?
Tiger Cubs BSA is an exciting program of
the Boy Scouts of America for first-grade or 7 year-old boys and adult family
members. You and your Tiger Cub will have many wonderful opportunities to
SEARCH out new activities, DISCOVER new things, and SHARE them with each other.
An important goal of the program is to offer your Tiger Cub all kinds of new activities and fun--things that he can do with you. But another goal is to strengthen the bond of the entire family. During the time your son is a Tiger Cub, we want to impart some of the ideas fo the Boy Scouts of America to him--ideals such as personal fitness, reverence for God, love of country, and caring for others. We also want to help you build a closer relationship with your Tiger Cub. We want to offer you opportunities to share your ideals, values, and dreams with your Tiger Cub. In addition, we believe that self-esteem and self-confidence are especially important, and building those things in your Tiger Cub is another goal. Amid all these new goals for your Tiger Cub, there is one other goal we want to stress. And that goal is fun--fun for your Tiger Cub, fun for you, and fun the two of you can enjoy together.
The Tiger Cub BSA program is designed with a minimum of organization. There are seventeen big ideas, built around each big idea are family activities that you and your Tiger Cub can do, and den activities for the Tiger Cub Den as a whole.
The Tiger Cub Den operates on a system called "shared leadership." This means that each Tiger Cub/Adult Team takes turns in providing leadership for the Den Meeting based on the big idea selected. In that way, every boy has the opportunity to serve in a leadership role with his adult partner during his Tiger Cub experience. All Tiger Cub Adults must attend every Den Meeting and Pack Meeting with their Tiger Cub. The Tiger Den Meetings for the 2001-2002 Scouting Year are every second Thursday of the month.