Rolling Tigers

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a Tiger Elective Adventure

The Tiger Den Leader guide says, “In this adventure, Tigers will learn about their bicycles, safety gear, and how to keep safe and have fun while riding.”

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

Requirements:

Complete Requirements 1 – 3 plus at least two others.

  1. With your den or parent/guardian or other caring adult, try on safety gear you should use while riding a bike. Show how to wear a bicycle helmet properly.
  2. With your den or parent/guardian/other caring adult, learn and demonstrate safety tips to follow when riding a bicycle.
  3. Learn and demonstrate proper hand signals.
  4. With your den or parent/guardian or other caring adult, do a safety check on a bicycle.
  5. With your den or family, go on a bicycle hike wearing your safety equipment. Follow the bicycling safety and traffic laws.
  6. With your den or parent/guardian/other caring adult, discuss two different types of bicycles and their uses.
  7. Learn about a famous bicycle race or famous cyclist. Share what you learn with your den.
  8. Visit your local or state police department to learn about bicycle riding laws.
  9. Identify two jobs that use bicycles and discuss how they are used.

Bicycle Safety Printable Activities for Cub Scouts

Bicycle Safety PrintablesBikes and boys just go together, and as parents, we want our boys outside exercising as much as possible.  But it’s important that we and our Cub Scouts both know the bicycle safety rules for kids.

One of the Tiger electives in the new Cub Scout program, Rolling Tigers, is all about bicycle safety.

Tiger Elective Adventure – Rolling Tigers:
1.  With your den or adult partner, discuss two different types of bicycles and their uses.
2.  With your den or adult partner, try on safety gear you should use while riding your bike. Show how to wear a bicycle helmet properly.
3.  With your den or adult partner, learn and demonstrate safety tips to follow when riding your bicycle. Continue reading

Summer Family Fun Equals Cub Scout Achievement: Family Bike Rides

Cub Scouts earn achievements through bike riding

One of the rites of passage for kids is the day they learn to ride their bikes without training wheels.  As a parent, there’s a mix of emotions going on.  While it is so exciting to cheer on your child, we can’t help but worry about the inevitable skinned knees and elbows.  After some practice, our boys are soon proficient bike riders.

With the longer days of summer, we have more opportunities to get outside and ride bikes with our children.  Even if it’s just a 20 minute ride around your neighborhood, the time is well spent–you’ve had a chance to bond with your child, your family has gotten a bit of exercise and your son has earned some Cub Scout credit. Continue reading