Tiger Cubs is a program of exciting indoor and outdoor activities just
right for a boy who is in first grade and/or is 7 years old. You are there with him as his support and guide, but you don't
do things for him. He will learn by doing things himself. And as he learns and grows, your relationship with
him will grow, too.
A Tiger Cub may earn the Tiger Cub rank. All the Cub Scout ranks (Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos) are tailored for a grade and the corresponding age level.
(A Tiger Cub must earn the Tiger Cub badge first and then the Bobcat badge [rank] before all other ranks. See here for the Bobcat badge requirements.)
To advance, Tiger Cubs work on achievements and electives, which are described in the Tiger Cub handbook. As a boy completes these, you, his adult partner, sign in this handbook where
it says "Akela's OK." Akela means "good leader" and is an important part of Cub Scouting. Akela can be a den leader,
a teacher, or other important adult. As your boy's adult partner, you are Akela.
As boys advance, they receive recognition items to mark their progress. These items will be given to them
during a simple ceremony at a pack or den meeting. It is important for boys to be recognized for the good work they do. The
Tiger Cub recognition items are the Tiger Cub belt totem and totem beads, the Tiger Cub badge, and Tiger Track beads. (Although participation with an adult partner is required for all Tiger Cub awards, adult partners don't earn these awards.
Recognition items are for boys only.)
At the end of the school year, he will graduate
into a Wolf Cub Scout den. Later, he will be in a Bear den, and then he'll become a Webelos Scout.