Earning Tiger Cub Totem
To begin his path towards the Tiger Cub rank, a boy must do three things. They are:
Learn the "Cub Scout Motto" (The MOTTO is: "Do Your Best ")
Learn the "Cub Scout Sign"
Learn the "Cub Scout Salute"
When he has done these, he is awarded the Tiger Cub belt totem at a pack meeting. This is a plastic recognition device that he wears on his belt. The front side of the totem is emblazoned with a tiger paw print, and the reverse includes a recessed spage for your Tiger to mount his Tiger Cub badge (see above) when he earns it. The lower end of the totem includes space for four strands for totem beads. A boy earns totem beads by working on the five Tiger Cub achievements.
There are five achievements in Tiger Cubs:
1. Making My Family Special , 2.Where I Live, 3.Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe, 4.How I Tell It, 5. Let's Go Outdoors
Each achievement has three parts: a family activity, a den activity, and a Go See It outing. A boy receives totem beads as he completes each part:
He earns a white bead for each required 'family activity' part he completes.
He earns an orange bead for each required 'den activity' part he completes.
He earns a black bead for each required 'Go See It' part he completes.
These beads go on the first three strands of the Tiger Cub belt totem. (The fourth strand is for Tiger Track beads which signify completed electives.)
A boy can earn only one bead for each of the 15 achievement parts, regardless of how many times he may repeat a part.
As each bead is awarded and added to a boy's belt totem, he should be recognized with a simple ceremony at a den meeting. When a boy has earned all 15 beads, he is eligible to receive his Tiger Cub badge, signifying that he has earned the Tiger Cub rank.
How to Use Totem Beads