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
On Saturday, the Cub Scouts of Pack 9 logged a 3.5 mile hike deep into the heart of Leominster State Forest in search of the famous Crow Hill Ledges. The boys and their families met up at Wachusett Mountain Ski area, then hiked the Mid State Trail to Redemption Rock. After a snack, Wolf Leader …
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Pack 9 Pinewood Derby 2020!!
Cub Scouts: START YOUR GRAVITY! Get ready for the annual Pack 9 Pinewood Derby. This year the race will be streamed live straight to you:
When: Sunday Jan. 24th 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: Watch live on YouTube
This year, we’re live streaming the Pinewood Derby. Watch from the comfort of your house.
Scouts will race first followed by siblings and adult races. Car drop off will be on Friday evening and Saturday morning – details coming soon. Your son’s car must be complete and weighted by Saturday morning.
Cars cannot exceed 5.0 ozs and extended wheelbases are illegal. The rules may be found here.