Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

Tiger through Webelos can earn the Outdoor Activity Award each year, as long as the requirements are completed each year. The first time the award is earned, the Scout will receive the pocket flap award (shown to the left), which is to be worn on the right pocket flap of the uniform shirt. Each successive time the award is earned, a Wolf Track pin may be added to the flap.

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award

Tigers to Webelos can earn awards for learning safety rules and participating in three different disciplines of shooting sports (archery, BB gun, and slingshot). Shooting sports can only be conducted on a district or council level such as council-organized family camps, Cub Scout resident camp, or Cub Scout day camps.

These activities require BSA trained adult leaders who have learned the specific rules and regulations around shooting sports with Cub Scout–aged children.

Lions are not eligible to earn Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award.

Cub Scout World Conservation Award

Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts who have participated in either a den or pack conservation project and have completed certain requirements can earn the World Conservation Award. The purpose of the award is to encourage all youth members to think globally and act locally to preserve and improve our environment.

Cub Scout Cyber-chip

Earning the Cyber Chip is a requirement for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos ranks. Cub Scouts complete the requirement by visiting and completing the age-appropriate activities.

If a Cub Scout’s family does not have access to the internet, the Cyber Chip requirement for rank advancement can by waived by the parent or guardian.

Emergency Preparedness Award

This award can be earned by Tigers, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts in addition to adult leaders.

There are age-appropriate activities to earn the award for each rank. The award is a pin that can be worn on everyday clothes or on the uniform on the left pocket flap.

Interpreter Strip

Scouting is a worldwide organization and encourages youth and adults to share their culture and heritage with others. The interpreter strip informs others that you can communicate in a foreign language, American sign language, or Morse code. Youth and adults may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or the sign language for the hearing impaired by:

  • Carrying on a five-minute conversation in this language

  • Translating a two-minute speech or address

  • Writing a letter in the language (does not apply for sign language)

  • Translating 200 words from the written word

List of some of the languages that are available.

Messengers of Peace

Today, Scouts in dozens of countries are working for peace by solving conflicts in their schools, building links between divided communities, teaching their peers about health and wellness, and repairing environmental damage. To recognize their efforts and to inspire more young men and women to help Scouting create a better world, the World Scout Committee has launched the Messengers of Peace initiative.

To participate, the Scouts have to go online and register for the Messengers of Peace related community service projects they would like to do. Doing this adds pins to a global Messengers of Peace map, which Scouts from around the world can click on to learn how their fellow Scouts are making a difference.

National Summer Time Pack Award

Our Pack can qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award certificate and streamer by planning and conducting three pack activities, one each in June, July, and August (or during other school vacations if your pack is in a year-round school).

Dens with an average attendance of at least half their members at the three summer pack events are eligible for a colorful den participation ribbon.

Cub Scouts who participate in all three pack events are eligible to receive the National Summertime Pack Award pin, which they can wear on the right pocket flap of their uniform. This is an individual recognition for children, not adults.

Lions are not eligible.

NOVA and Supernova

The Boy Scouts of America’s NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for Scouts.

For their first Nova award, Scouts earn the distinctive Nova award patch. After that, a Scout can earn three more Nova awards, each one recognized with a separate pi (Ο€) pin-on device that attaches to the patch.

The Supernova awards have more rigorous requirements than the Nova awards. For earning the Supernova award, Scouts receive a medal and certificate.

Recruiter Strip

When Scouts are having a great time they naturally want to invite friends who are not involved to join. To recognize those Scouts who recruit a friend to join the pack, there is the recruiter strip. This patch is worn on the bottom left pocket of the uniform. When a Scout invites friends to join the pack, once one of those friends has joined, they earn the patch.

Religious Emblems

Most of the major religious bodies in the United States have programs to recognize Scouts who demonstrate faith, observe their creeds or principles, and give service.

The Religious Emblem, typically a medal, are not Scouting awards; however, they may be worn on the upper left pocket of the Cub Scout uniform.

Pictured at left is a Religious Knot, for youth, worn centered above the left pocket of the uniform to represent that a religious emblem has been earn.

Scout Strong

To earn the SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge Award, you are required to meet a daily activity goal of 30 minutes a day for adults and 60 minutes a day for youth under 18 for at least five days a week, for six out of eight weeks. Stick with the program and you will earn an award in less than two months!

Scout Strong – Ultimate

USA Ultimate assists tens of thousands of players in getting involved with ultimate each year. USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play kits will provide BSA adult leaders with the tools they need to introduce ultimate to their Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing units. Each kit consists of 10 discs, a Learn to Play clinic guide, volcano cones, posters, and stickers.

Service Stars

Service stars are a great way to encourage and recognize Cub Scouts for staying in Scouting. After being in the pack for one year, a Cub Scout is eligible to wear the one-year service star. There are stars for each year following. Service stars continue throughout the various programs and adult volunteer service. Special recognition pins are available for benchmark periods such as each five and 10 years.

Whittling Chip

Beginning at the Bear rank (third grade), Cub Scouts may earn the Whittling Chip. This is a required training for Scouts in order to use and carry a pocketknife during Scouting activities. The Scout must demonstrate to their adult leader the safe way to use a knife as a tool. In addition to a pocket card, a patch may also be presented but is not to be worn on the uniform.