This ceremony is designed to welcome new Tiger Cubs and/or groups into Tiger Cubs. It also introduces them to the Tiger Cub Promise.
EQUIPMENT: The Tiger Track ceremony prop can be made from wood. Paint a simple Tiger paw on it and mount the candles or lights, one in front of the paw and the other four on the toes of the paw.
The Tiger Track is an important symbol in the Tiger Cub program. As you progress through Tiger Cubbing and finish each Big Idea, you will be presented a Tiger Track to iron on your shirt. The Tiger Track represents the spirit of Scouting (light the front candle). The spirit of Scouting is one of helping and friendship. Each toe represents a point in the Tiger Cub Promise.
The first point is: (Light first candle) I promise to love God. Your parents and religious leaders teach you to know and serve God. By following these teachings, you show your love to God.
The second point is: (Light second candle) I promise to help my family. A Tiger Cub should always be kind and helpful to his family. By helping your home to be a happy place, you show your love to your family.
The third point is: (Light third candle) I promise to love my country. This means being a good American.
You help your community in any way you can. By being a good citizen, you show your love to your country.
The forth point is: (Light fourth candle) I promise to learn about the world. The world we live in is a big and beautiful place. There are many things to learn. As a Tiger Cub, you will learn a lot about your world.
Now, each time you see a Tiger Track, it will help you remember the Tiger Cub Promise. Would all Tiger Cubs and their partners please stand and repeat the Tiger Cub Promise.
"I promise to love God, my family, and my country, and to learn about the world."
You are all now officially a part of our Tiger Cub group. Welcome!