Divine Mercy Catholic Community | South Milwaukee, WI

Boy Scouts

TIGER CUBS

Tiger Cubs

The Tiger Cub program is for first-grade (or age 7) boys and their adult partners.

There are five Tiger Cub achievement areas. 
The Tiger Cub, working with his adult partner, completes 15 requirements within these areas to earn the Tiger Cub Badge. These requirements consist of an exciting series of indoor and outdoor activities just right for a boy in the first grade.

Each Tiger Cub Den is made up of four to eight Tiger Cub boy-adult teams. There is no rigid structure in the Tiger Cub Den. Tiger Cub members take turns planning and hosting den gatherings.

Tiger Cub Dens meet twice a month and attends monthly pack meetings. Tiger Cub Dens are part of a Cub Scout Pack and a Tiger Den Leader helps the Tiger Cub Dens plan and run the Tiger Den gatherings.

 

Cub Scouts

(Gives boys in 2nd-5th grades a chance to develop skills and values in a friendly environment with other kids who have similar goals.)  Cub Scouting has been developed especially for parents of sons who are of Cub Scout age.

Cub Scouting:

  • Teaches a boy respect for his God, his country, his home, and for other people.
  • The ideals and activities of the Cub Scout contribute to the fullest appreciation of American citizenship.
  • Gives opportunities for activities--games, crafts, nature, collections, stunts, hobbies--in the Cub Scout's own neighborhood with trained and caring leaders and friends old and new.
  • Offers opportunities to do things for others and to learn personal responsibility.

Purpose of Cub Scouting
Cub Scouting is for parents, leaders, and organizations to use with boys in first through fifth grade (or 7- 10 years of age) for the purpose of:

  •  Helping build character and encouraging spiritual growth.
  •  Developing habits and attitudes of good citizenship.
  • Encouraging good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body.
  • Improving understanding within the family.
  • Strengthening the ability to get along with other boys and respect other people.
  • Fostering a sense of personal achievement by developing new interests and skills.
  • Showing how to be helpful and to do one's best.
  • Preparing them to become Boy Scouts.
     

Boy Scouts

(6th-12th grade boys learn by doing, lead weekly meetings, participate in monthly special activities.)

A Boy Scout troop is a vehicle to deliver the aims of Scouting which are packaged in the form of program. A successful troop program will provide boys the opportunity to:

  • Practice citizenship through patrol activities.
  • Grow in self-reliance by participating in outdoor adventures.
  • Gain an appreciation for the environment and God's handiwork through camping.
  • Have a positive and understandable code to live by in the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Participate in activities that are good wholesome fun.

Signs of a Successful Troop Program
A troop should be evaluated against its use of the methods of Boy Scouting. A troop exists to help boys reach the aims of Scouting by using Boy Scout methods.

Aims of Scouting
Participating citizenship, growth in moral strength and character, and the development of physical and mental fitness are the aims of Scouting. Methods of Boy Scouting:

  1. Ideals. Spelled out in the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Motto, and Slogan.
  2. Patrols. Provide practice in participating citizenship.
  3. Outdoors. Scouting takes place outdoors where boys learn to share responsibility close to nature.
  4. Advancement. Boys grow in confidence as they work for and achieve goals.
  5. Adult Association. Boys need contact with adults they can copy.
  6. Uniform. Creates a positive image for youth and a visible force for good within the community.
  7. Leadership Development. Continuous opportunity exists to practice skills of leadership.
  8. Personal Growth.  A conscious effort made to guide each boy's development.

Every troop meeting or activity should demonstrate some Scout method. Over a period of time all seven methods should be evident in troop operations.