More Info About Tigers
The Tigers Den is led by Cubmaster Steve Tarver throughout the fall while the new community of boys and parents comes together. During this on-boarding period, the boys (and their parents) begin learning the principles and values of Scouting, meeting structure and expectations are set and a leadership team of three parents emerges who will take the den forward for the remainder of the year.
Boys may join at any time during the year – they are never ‘behind.’
Tiger Cubs begin by working on their Bobcat Badge, which is typically awarded in February at the Blue & Gold Dinner. In earning their Bobcat Badge, the boys learn key Scouting rituals such as the Scout sign, salute and handshake, as well as to begin memorizing the Scout Oath and Law.
During the year, just like the other Scouts, the Tiger Den meetings are built around “Adventures.” Tiger Adventures are:
- My Tiger Jungle (Outdoors awareness)
- Games Tigers Play (Games and sportsmanship)
- Tiger Circles: Duty to God (Non-denominational and personal)
- Team Tiger (Team play and sportsmanship)
- Tiger Bites (Healthy eating habits)
- Tigers in the Wild (Hiking)
Tigers also work with their parent(s) or as a Den to complete one elective Adventure chosen from a group of options.
There is plenty of time in the program for additional activities that take advantage of particular skills, interests or ideas that parents bring to the table. Parents roll up their sleeves and pitch in to make a healthy, memorable experience for their boys.
This year, we will incorporate the high points of each Adventure into the outdoor-only format we have adopted for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. Every effort will be made to ensure the boys cover the principle components of the Tigers curriculum, with all participants doing their best* to cover the material while staying safe and united as a community.
* Do Your Best is the Cub Scout motto and it applies to boys, leaders and parents alike.
Latest News from the Tigers
Boys and families from Pack 9 were treated to panoramic views from the summit of Mount Watatic on Saturday. The group covered the 1.1 mile hike to the top in about and hour and a half and everyone enjoyed their lunch gazing out over the brilliant fall colors in Wachusett Valley. Then the boys found …
First grade boys interested in joining Lancaster Pack 9 gathered on Saturday to make apple cider from scratch! The families started at Meadowbrook Orchards in Sterling, where owner David Chandler generously supports the Pack by allowing the boys to pick “drops” to start the afternoon activities. The boys then brought their apples over to Cubmaster …
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Pack 9 Pinewood Derby 2022!!
Cub Scouts: START YOUR GRAVITY! Get ready for the annual Pack 9 Pinewood Derby:
When: Saturday Jan. 29, 9am
Where: YouTube Livestream
Click HERE for complete rulebook.
Please register your car and upload photos on our registration page by Sunday night.
Cars must be complete and weighted prior to the race. Drop off will be Friday evening, 6-7:30. Location to be announced.
The boys compete against one another regardless of grade level – the cars are all mixed together. Each car will race 4 times – once in each of the 4 lanes on the track. The 4 times are averaged to decide placement amongst all the racers.
The top finishers will go to the Heart of New England Council-wide Pinewood Derby.
Cars cannot exceed 5.0 ozs and extended wheelbases are illegal. The rules may be found here.