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.
* Do Your Best is the Cub Scout motto and it applies to boys, leaders and parents alike.
Latest News from the Tigers
Pack 9 Summits Mount Watatic
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 Tiger Den Makes Apple Cider
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 …
Tiger Den Calendar
Start your youngster in Cub Scouts next year! Or join an existing 2nd or 3rd grade Den. Parents and boys in Pack 9 participate together in a program focused on fun and adventure, character development, personal achievement and good citizenship.
Join us at our information and sign-up session on the MRE Playground on the Wednesday before school ends to learn more (and have a popsicle!)