Rationale for Adventure

In this adventure, Tigers will learn about their bicycles, safety gear, and how to keep safe and have fun while riding.

Takeaways for Cub Scouts

  • Increasing responsibility
  • Developing confidence
  • Following instructions
  • Learning rules
  • Learning safety skills
  • Being observant
  • A Scout is obedient. [Tiger Character Compass]

ADVENTURE Requirements (Tiger Handbook, page 174)

  1. With your den or adult partner, discuss two different types of bicycles and their uses.
  2. With your den or adult partner, try on safety gear you should use while riding your bike. Show how to wear a bicycle helmet properly.
  3. With your den or adult partner, learn and demonstrate safety tips to follow when riding your bicycle.
  4. Learn and demonstrate proper hand signals.
  5. With your den or adult partner, do a safety check on your bicycle.
  6. With your den or family, go on a bicycle hike wearing your safety equipment. Follow the bicycling safety and traffic laws.
  7. Learn about a famous bicycle race or famous cyclist. Share what you learn with your den.
  8. Visit your local or state police department to learn about bicycle-riding laws.
  9. Identify two jobs that use bicycles.

NOTES TO DEN LEADER

Meeting 1 will be an introduction to bicycle gear and safety; Tigers can plan to bring their own bikes to the meeting. Meeting 2 will be a den bike hike. Before the hike, check to make sure all the Tigers and adult partners have bikes and safety gear. If not, look into options for borrowing so everyone will have what they need.

Meeting 3 will be a den outing to a state or local police department. In advance of the outing, the leader will need to make arrangements with the outing location and confirm the outing plan with families, including transportation and any additional items they need to bring. Make sure a tour and activity plan has been submitted, if required, and activity consent forms are distributed, signed, and collected.

Safety Equipment: In addition to bikes, each Cub Scout and adult partner will need the safety equipment spelled out in Meeting 1. Make arrangements in advance with families to supply these items, or develop a plan to borrow them.

See the Appendix for optional den meeting activities, including openings, gatherings, and closings.

MeetingPlans

To get you started in delivering fun and engaging meetings, complete Den Meeting Plans are available here on the Learning Library for the Backyard Jungle and Games Tigers Play adventures. To obtain Den Meeting Plans for all other adventures, Den Leader Guides are available at your local Scout Shop, online at scoutstuff.org, or as an eBook through Amazon.

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