Earning your Stripes

Tiger Earning Your StripesEarning Your Stripes,
a Tiger Elective Adventure

The Tiger Den Leader guide says, “In this adventure, Tigers will learn about what it means to wear Tiger orange.  The color orange represents warmth, cheer, enthusiasm, creativity, and energy.  Tigers are proud to wear the color orange; they like to show their enthusiasm by helping others and by using their energy to complete tasks.  Helping others provides the opportunity to build self-esteem, give goodwill and create a cheerful attitude.  The warmth in the color orange is shared by using proper manners when speaking to others.”

Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!


Complete the following requirements.

  1. Show your loyalty to Tiger orange by bringing in and sharing with your den five items that are the color orange.
  2. Demonstrate loyalty over the next week at school or in your community. Share at your next den meeting how you were loyal to others.
  3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, decide on one new task you can do to help your family, and do it.
  4. Talk with your parent, guardian, other caring adult, or den about polite language. Learn how to shake hands and introduce yourself.
  5. Play a game with your den. Then discuss how your den played politely.
  6. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult and den, work on a service project for your pack’s meeting place or chartered organization.

27 of the Most Helpful Cub Scout Service Project Ideas

Cub Scout Service Project IdeasComing up with good Cub Scout service project ideas can sometimes be difficult. There are many factors to consider when choosing a project for your den or pack.

  • Are the Cub Scouts old enough to participate? Can they do the work?
  • How much time or money will it take?
  • Is it big enough for the entire pack? Or is it small enough for the den?
  • Will the boys learn something? Is it worthwhile?

There are 11 Cub Scout adventures that have some type of service requirement, but the benefits of volunteering are much greater than simply crossing off a requirement.

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Cub Scout Community Service Projects and Involvement

Cub Scout Food DriveWhen I attended the Philmont training session for the new Cub Scout program, I heard a new term, participatory citizenship.  It encompasses civic awareness and patriotism, service and stewardship. This  topic was one of the organizing principles of the new Cub Scout program.

In the new program, a service project is included in a required adventure for every rank (and even some electives).  Here are the requirements: Continue reading

Cub Scouts are Courteous – Learning Good Manners

Do you ever feel like a broken record when you’re talking to your sons?  You know, “use your napkin, not your shirt.”  Maybe when they start dating we’ll see a change…

While the Cub Scouts Good Manners Belt Loop has been retired, the Scout Law reminds us that a Scout is courteous.

These good manners activities are perfect for the Tiger elective adventure, Earning Your Stripes.  They’ll also work for a pack meeting where the theme is Courteous.

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