Rationale for Adventure

This adventure will engage the boys’ imaginations and creativity as they work on some simple art projects that do not require traditional art skills.

Takeaways for Cub Scouts

  • Building listening skills
  • Encouraging creativity
  • Improving communication with peers
  • A Scout is clean. [Tiger Character Compass]

Adventure Requirements (Tiger Handbook, page 204)

  1. Visit an art gallery or a museum, explore an art website, or visit your library. Do each of the following:
    a. Look at pictures of some abstract art with your den or family. Decide what you like about the art, and share your ideas with the other Tigers.
    b. Create an art piece.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Draw or create an art piece using shapes.
    b. Use tangrams to create shapes.


This elective allows the boys to be creative and artistic, without requiring particular drawing abilities. While some lead time is necessary to find suitable artwork to show the boys, knowledge of the “art world” is not really a prerequisite. Good resources are likely available through the local school system or arts council, or perhaps in a nearby art gallery.

Meeting 3 is an outing to an art museum or other location where Tigers can view abstract art. Be sure to contact the museum in advance to plan for a tour. 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.

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


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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