Tiger Cub Scouts for First Graders

Tiger Elective Adventures

Tiger Elective Adventures are designed to enhance the program of our youngest enrolled scouts. One elective completion is a requirement to earn the Tiger rank. A Tiger is entering First Grade in the fall. We have guidance, tips, and resources to complete each elective below.

What’s in the Tiger Elective Program?

  • Our Rank specific manual includes four Tiger electives – Stories in Shapes, Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magic, Sky is the Limit, and Good Knights and a Rank specific checklist that can be turned into the scout’s den leader or used to help fill in Scoutbook {our manual is optional, but good for groups working outside of the normal den structure}
  • Project material suggestions (excepting common household items)
  • Printables to help complete activities

Families & Dens can expect to have fun together working on projects while completing the following adventures:

  • Stories in Shapes This adventure is an exploration in art. Your scout will complete two art projects and learn about Tangrams & Abstract art.
  • Curiosity Intrigue and Magic delves into codes and mysteries. Scouts will learn about braille, sign language, secret codes, and learn a few science-based magic tricks!
  • Sky is the Limit will take you out and up! You will identify some common constellations and make your own.
  • Good Knights helps scouts learn to live by the Scout Law. Expect to create a shield, build a castle, and do an act of service.


If you complete the Tiger CUBS | Elective Adventures your scout can:

  • Create a Blind Contour Drawing
  • Make Tissue Paper art
  • Discover Tangrams
  • Learn three magic tricks!
  • Put on a family magic show
  • Spelled their name in sign language and braille
  • Create and crack a Secret Code
  • Participate in a Service project
  • Learn to identify five common constellations
  • Create a Constellation luminary
  • Make a delicious constellation model
  • Play a new game
  • Learn the Scout Law
  • Design a shield
  • Build a castle
  • Construct an obstacle course


The CUBS program is designed to be extremely easy to use. Materials are often items you have at home already or are easy and inexpensive to source. Each adventure begins with a list of materials you should acquire.

Here are a few pages from the Tigers Sky is the Limit elective. (Inclusions are subject to change)

Intro | The adventure is introduced and the supplies are listed.

Printables | Any helpful printables are included or linked to a useful outside source.

Other Information | Some adventure requirements do not lend themselves to being “bagged.” We include relevant links to help these situations.

Need more help? Use the drop down menu or links above to see each adventure and see more detailed photographs of experiments and activities.


If you are using our program manual, at the beginning of each adventure are the requirements to complete the adventure and the corresponding number of paws to color in as you go along. You can use this to help you track and your scout’s achievements. Likewise, there is a place in the rank book to track completions.

When all the paws are colored in transfer the information to Scoutbook and your pack leadership can approve it remotely. Or, share it with your scout’s den or pack leader – per pack advancement procedures.

The Tiger Rank Adventures are required (along with an elective) to earn the tiger rank for cub scouts in first grade.

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