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Advancement – Tiger Rank

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

Earning the Tiger Rank

To earn the rank of Tiger, your Scout will need the Tiger Handbook. All advancement requirements are listed in the Handbook, and are available on our advancement tracking site at Below is an outline of the material covered in the handbook.

Note: Some of these activities are done at home and signed off by the parent in the Handbook or on after the boy has completed the task.

Note: There are no performance requirements for completing tasks. Simply participating and doing one’s best in an activity constitutes completion.


To begin his path to the Tiger Rank, a boy must first earn the Bobcat Badge. The Bobcat requirements are outlined at the beginning of every handbook in Cub Scouts.

Once completed and reported to your Den Leader, the Bobcat Badge will be awarded at the next Monthly Pack Meeting.

Note: Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat… Once he earns his Bobcat Badge he can skip it in other handbooks as he advances through the ranks.

Tiger Rank Requirements

In order to earn the Tiger Rank, the Tiger Scout must complete seven “Adventures” – six required Adventures, and one elective Adventure. The Scout must also complete child safety exercises and earn his Cyber Chip online safety award.

  • Complete each of the following Tiger required adventures with your den or family:
    1. Duty to God
    2. Games Tigers Play
    3. My Tiger Jungle
    4. Team Tiger
    5. Tiger Bites
    6. Tigers in the Wild
  • Complete one Tiger elective adventure of your den or family’s choosing.
  • With your parent or adult partner, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.

As he completes each Adventure, he is awarded a Belt Loop which is worn on his uniform belt.

The Required Adventures

  • Duty to God
    Complete Requirement 1 plus at least two others.

    1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
    2. With a family member, attend a religious service or other activity that shows how your family expresses reverence for God.
    3. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age or grade. Help with a local service project and talk with your den or family about how helping others is part of our duty to God.
    4. With the approval of your parent/guardian, den leader, or other caring adult, think of and then carry out an act of kindness or respect that you think shows duty to God.
  • Games Tigers Play
    Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least two others.

    1. Do the following:
      1. Play two initiative or team-building games with the members of your den.
      2. Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
      3. At the end of the game, talk with the leader about what you learned when you played the game. Tell how you helped the den by playing your part.
    2. Talk with your den or family about why good nutrition helps you to be strong and active. Bring a nutritious snack to a den meeting. Share why you picked it and what makes it a good snack choice.
    3. Make up a game with the members of your den, and play it with den members. After playing the game, talk with your den about the experience.
    4. Make up a new game, and play it with your family or members of your den or pack. Then talk with the group about the experience.
    5. Do the following:
      1. Attend a sporting event with your den or family.
      2. Before or after the event, talk with a coach or athlete about what it is like to participate in the sport.
        OR Find out more about the sport and share what you’ve learned with your den or family members before or after the event.
  • My Tiger Jungle
    Complete Requirement 1 plus at least two others.

    1. With your parent/guardian or other caring adult, go for a walk outside, and pick out two or more sights or sounds of “nature” around you. Discuss with your partner or den.
    2. Take a 1-foot hike. Make a list of the living things you find on your 1-foot hike. Discuss these plants or animals with your parent/guardian, other caring adult, or your den.
    3. Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area. With your parent/guardian, other caring adult, or den, find out more about one of these birds.
    4. Be helpful to nature by planting a plant, shrub, or tree. Learn more about the needs and growth of the item you’ve planted.
    5. Build and hang a birdhouse.
  • Team Tiger
    Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least two others.

    1. With your parent, guardian, other caring adult, or den, talk about what it means to be part of a team. List some of the teams you are on (den, pack, family, class, etc.) and explain how you can help each one.
    2. With your den, talk about your Tiger team. Then make a chart showing all the different ways team members can help the den. Volunteer to take your turn doing at least two different jobs, one of which is leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
    3. With your family, talk about how family members each have a role in the family team. Then pick a job that you will do to help the team. Follow through by doing that job at least three times during the next three weeks.
    4. With your den or family, participate as a team in a service project that helps our country or your community.
    5. With your den, make a chart or picture showing how you and your teammates make a better team because you are alike in some ways but different in others.
  • Tiger Bites
    Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least two others.

    1. With your parent, guardian, other caring adult, or den, find out about good food choices and not-so-good choices. Identify three foods that you think would be good choices and three foods that would not be good choices.
    2. Explain the importance of hand washing before a meal and clean-up after a meal. Then show how you would do each.
    3. Show that you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Eat one of each.
    4. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, pick a job to help your family at mealtime. Do it for at least four meals.
    5. Talk with your parent, guardian, or other caring adult about what foods you can eat with your fingers. Practice your manners when eating them.
    6. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share with your den.
  • Tigers in the Wild
    Complete Requirements 1-3 plus at least one other.

    1. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, name and collect the Cub Scout Six Essentials you need for a hike. Tell your den leader what you would need to add to your list to prepare for rain.
    2. Go for a short hike with your den or family, and carry your own gear. Show you know how to get ready for this hike.
      1. Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code. Talk about how you can be clean in your outdoor manners.
      2. Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. Discuss why you should “Trash Your Trash.”
      3. Apply the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids on your Tiger den and pack outings. After one outing, share what you did to demonstrate the principles you discussed.
    3. While on the hike, find three different kinds of plants, animals, or signs that animals have been on the trail. List what you saw in your Tiger Handbook.
    4. Participate in an outdoor pack meeting or pack campfire. Sing a song or act out a skit with your Tiger den as part of the program.
    5. Find two different trees and two different types of plants that grow in your area. Write their names in your Tiger Handbook.
    6. Visit a nature center, zoo, or another outside place with your family or den. Learn more about two animals, and write down two interesting things about them in your Tiger Handbook.

Individual Adventure belt loops are awarded to each Tiger as they are earned. After completing the six required and one elective Adventure, the Tiger is awarded the Tiger rank. Rank awards are presented to the Scout during Pack ceremonies to allow all members of the Pack to recognize your Scout’s achievements.

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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