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Advancement – Tiger Electives

Tiger Badge requirements are current effective December 2016.  A complete description of current Tiger requirements are located in the following Addendum to the Tiger Handbook:

Addendum to Tiger Handbook

Tiger Elective Adventures

In order to earn the Tiger Rank, the Tiger Scout must complete six required adventures – six required Adventures, and one elective Adventure. Any or all of the Adventures listed below will satisfy the requirement for electives. Your Scout can earn as many of the elective Adventures as he wishes.

  • Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries
    Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least one other.

    1. Do the following:
      1. Learn a magic trick. Practice your magic trick so you can perform it in front of an audience.
      2. Create an invitation to a magic show.
      3. With your den or with your family, put on a magic show for an audience.
    2. Spell your name using sign language, and spell your name in Braille.
    3. Create a secret code. Share it with your family or den.
    4. With the other Scouts in your den or with your family, crack a code that you did not create.
    5. With the help of your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, conduct a science demonstration that shows how magic works and share what you learned from your science demonstration.
  • Earning Your Stripes
    Complete the following Requirements.

    1. Show your loyalty to Tiger orange by bringing in and sharing with your den five items that are the color orange.
    2. Demonstrate loyalty over the next week at school or in your community. Share at your next den meeting how you were loyal to others.
    3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, decide on one new task you can do to help your family, and do it.
    4. Talk with your parent, guardian, other caring adult, or den about polite language. Learn how to shake hands and introduce yourself.
    5. Play a game with your den. Then discuss how your den played politely.
    6. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult and den, work on a service project for your pack’s meeting place or chartered organization.
  • Family Stories
    Complete Requirement 1 and at least three others. Note that any requirement may be completed based on family of origin or family with whom you live.

    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 of more of your family members.
    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/other caring adult, locate and write to a pen pal there.
  • Floats and Boats
    Complete Requirements 1-4 plus at least one other.

    1. With your den, say the SCOUT water safety chant.
    2. With your den, talk about why it’s important to have a buddy and then play the buddy game.
    3. Show how to safely help someone who needs assistance in the water, without having to enter the water yourself.
    4. Show how to enter the water safely, blow your breath out under the water, and do a prone glide.
    5. Identify five different types of boats.
    6. Build a boat from recycled materials, and float it on the water.
    7. Show that you can put on and fasten a life jacket correctly.
  • Good Knights
    Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least two others.

    1. With your den, parent/guardian, or other caring adult, say the Scout Law. Explain to your den one of the 12 points of the Law and why you think a knight would have the same behavior.
    2. If you have not already done so, make a code of conduct with your den that will describe how each person should act when you are all together. If your den has a code of conduct, discuss with your den the updates it might need. Vote on which actions should go in your den code of conduct.
    3. Create a den shield and a personal shield.
    4. Using recycled materials, design and build a small castle to display at the pack meeting.
    5. Think of one physical challenge that could be part of an obstacle course. Then help your den design a Tiger knight obstacle course. Participate in the course.
    6. Show your understanding of knights’ service to others by participating in a service project in your community.
  • Rolling Tigers
    Complete Requirements 1 – 3 plus at least two others.

    1. With your den or 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 parent/guardian/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 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 parent/guardian/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.
  • Sky is the Limit
    Complete Requirements 1 -3 plus at least one other.

    1. With your den or parent/guardian/other caring adult, go outside to observe the night sky. Talk about objects you see or might see.
    2. Look at a distant object through a telescope or binoculars. Show how to focus the device you chose.
    3. Find out about two astronauts who were Scouts when they were younger. Share what you learned with your den.
    4. Observe in the sky or select from a book, chart, computer, or electronic device two constellations that are easy to see in the night sky. With your parent/guardian or other caring adult, find out the names of the stars that make up the constellation and how the constellation got its name. Share what you found with your den.
    5. Draw and name your own constellation. Share your constellation with your den.
    6. Create a homemade model of a constellation.
    7. Find out about two different jobs related to astronomy. Share this information with your den.
    8. With your den or family, visit a planetarium, observatory, science museum, astronomy club, or college or high school astronomy teacher. Before you go, write down questions you might want to ask. Share what you learned.
  • Stories in Shapes
    Complete at least four of the following requirements.

    1. Visit an art gallery or a museum, explore an art website, or visit your library.
    2. Look closely at pictures of some art with your den or a family member. Decide what you like about the art, and share your ideas with the other Tigers.
    3. Create a piece of art on paper, poster board, or canvas.
    4. Draw or create an art piece using shapes.
    5. Use tangrams to create shapes.
  • Tiger-iffic!
    Complete 1–3 and one from 4–6.

    1. Play at least two different games by yourself; one may be a video game.
    2. Play a board game or another inside game with one or more members of your den.
    3. Play a problem-solving game with your den.
    4. With your parent’s or guardian’s permission:
      1. Play a video game with family members or den members in a tournament.
      2. List at least three tips that would help someone who was learning how to play your favorite video game.
      3. Play an appropriate video game with a friend for 30 minutes.
    5. With other members of your den, invent a game, OR change the rules of a game you know, and play the game.
    6. Play a team game with your den.
  • Tiger: Safe and Smart
    Complete 1–8. Requirement 9 is optional.

    1. Memorize your address, and say it to your den leader or parent/guardian/other caring adult.
    2. Memorize an emergency contact’s phone number, and say it to your parent, guardian, or den leader.
    3. Take the 911 safety quiz.
    4. Show you can “Stop, Drop, and Roll.”
    5. Show you know how to safely roll someone else in a blanket to put out a fire.
    6. With your parent/guardian or other caring adult, make a fire escape map of your home and explain it to family members and your den.
    7. With your parent/guardian or other caring adult, try a practice fire drill at home.
    8. Find the smoke detectors in your home. With the help of your parent/guardian or other caring adult, check the batteries.
    9. Visit an emergency responder station, or have an emergency responder visit you.
  • Tiger Tag
    Complete requirements 1 and 2 plus at least one other.

    1. Choose one active game you like, and tell your den about how to play and why you like this game.
    2. Play two team or relay games with your den. Tell your parent/guardian or other caring adult or the other Tigers what you liked best about each game.
    3. Have your den choose a team or relay game that everyone can play, and play it at least twice.
    4. With your parent/guardian or other caring adult, select an active outside game that you could play with the members of your den. Talk with den members about the games suggested by all Tigers. With your den, decide on a game to play and play the game that your den has chosen. After the game, discuss with your den the meaning of being a good sport.
  • Tiger Tales
    Complete at least four of the following requirements.

    1. Create a tall tale with your den.
    2. Create your own tall tale. Share your tale with your den.
    3. Read a tall tale with your parent/guardian or other caring adult.
    4. Create a piece of art from a scene in the tall tale you have read, using your choice of materials. Share it with your den.
    5. Play a game from the past.
    6. Sing two folk songs.
    7. Visit a historical museum or landmark with your parent/guardian or other caring adult.
  • Tiger Theater
    Complete at least four of the following requirements.

    1. With your den, discuss the following types of theater: puppet shows, reader’s theater, and pantomime.
    2. As a den, play a game of one-word charades.
    3. Make a puppet to show your den or to display at a pack meeting.
    4. Perform a simple reader’s theater. Make a mask afterward to show what your character looks like.
    5. Watch a play or attend a story time at a library.

Note to Parents

  1. Your Den Leader will track the advancement items completed during Den and Pack activities.
  2. You should use the Scout Handbook or ScoutBook website (preferred) to record each advancement item completed at home. There are places to “Sign Off” on each activity in the handbook.
  3. If recording advancement in the Handbook, bring the book to Den meetings to have your family activities recorded by the Den Leader.
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