Tiger Tales

Tiger Tiger TalesTiger Tales,
a Tiger Elective Adventure

The Tiger Den Leader guide says, “Our past is exciting and important for Scouts to understand.  Tiger Tales offers a glimpse of songs, stories, and customs that have been passed down through families and groups of people about the history of America.  Some stories are about real people such as Davy Crockett or Daniel Boone.  Their stories tend to be exaggerated to make them seem bigger than life.  Other times, stories are about fictional characters capable of amazing things that seem impossible.  Either way, tall tales and folk songs offer the spirit of American life from our ancestors telling us about their happiness, fears, dreams, and the hopes they shared.”

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


Complete at least four of the following requirements.

  1. Create a tall tale with your den.
  2. Create your own tall tale. Share your tale with your den.
  3. Read a tall tale with your parent/guardian or other caring adult.
  4. Create a piece of art from a scene in the tall tale you have read, using your choice of materials. Share it with your den.
  5. Play a game from the past.
  6. Sing two folk songs.
  7. Visit a historical museum or landmark with your parent/guardian or other caring adult.

Free Summer Activities for Kids Ebook

free summer activities for kids ebookWhile looking for some summer activities for kids, I ran across a very cool website called Paper Toys.  They have images that the boys can download, cut out and fold to make paper models.  And it’s completely free!

Our Webelos will enjoy constructing their own Porsche 911.  Hmmm…  Maybe I’ll download one of these to give to my husband.  That’s his dream car, and I can say that I gave him a Porsche 911!  🙂

The t-rex is perfect for the younger boys, and Cub Scouts of all ages will love building the 3D model of the Capitol Building.  Check out all of the models that Paper Toys has available. Continue reading

Cub Scout Tall Tales

tall tales for cub scoutsPaul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, Rip Van Winkle and John Henry are just a few of the tall tales that your Cub Scout can learn as part of the Tiger Elective Adventure – Tiger Tales 3:  Read a tall tale with your adult partner.

According to Wikipedia, “a tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual.”  Many American tall tales started with bragging contests between the men who settled the American Frontier. Continue reading