Other Youth Awards
In addition to the awards available through the Cub Scout advancement program
and the Academics and Sports program, Cub Scouts may earn a number of individual
awards, including the following:
Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
Tiger Cubs, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts have the opportunity
to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. This award recognizes the Scout's
participation in outdoor recreation and conservation projects, and can often be
earned in conjunction with other Scouting activities.
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To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, many religious groups
have instituted programs that enable youth to earn a religious emblem. The Boy
Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be
worn on the official uniform. However, the emblems are awarded through the
various religious organizations rather than the BSA.
For a complete list of approved emblems programs, including a list of awards
that are provided by each faith, see the Religious Emblems Programs.
Cub Scout World Conservation Award
Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by earning
the Forester, Naturalist, and Outdoorsman activity badges and participating
in a den or pack conservation project.
Leave No Trace Awareness Award
Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their
environment and helps them protect it for future generations. Cub Scouts
and leaders are eligible to earn the Leave No Trace Awareness Award.
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Emergency Preparedness Award
Emergency preparedness means being prepared for all kinds of emergencies,
able to respond in time of crisis to save lives and property and to help a
community—or even a nation—return to normal life after a disaster
occurs. To encourage Scouts of all ages to be prepared for emergency situations,
the BSA has approved an Emergency Preparedness Award program for members of all
ages. To learn more about the award requirements and download an application
form, visit the Emergency Preparedness Award page.
Cub Scouts who participate in Cub Scout derbies, field days, and other
competitive events can win medals for their performance and participation.
These medals can be displayed on the Scout's uniform at appropriate events.