Other Scout Awards

Note: The "New" Cub Scout Program takes effect 6/1/2015. 
Award requirements will be updated to reflect changes to the program.  
The Cub Scout Sports & Academics program is available through 2015 and 
scouts may continue to earn belt loops and pins while supplies last.

Besides Advancement Awards, Cub Scouts may earn other individual awards.

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts may earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. This award recognizes the Scout for taking part in outdoor recreation and conservation projects. In many cases, you can earn this award while doing other Scouting activities.  Click here for more information.

Summertime Pack Award Pins

Individual scouts that participate in 3 pack events over the summer can receive a National Summertime Pack Award Pin.  There is a different color pin for each Rank. In Pack 841, the pin color they earn should match their neckerchief. Let your Den leader know if your son should receive this pin.    Click here for more information.

Religious Emblems

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, many religious groups have written program guides for young people to earn a religious emblem. The Boy Scouts of America approves of these programs and allows the religious emblems to be worn on the official uniform.  For a list of emblems programs, and a list of awards provided by each faith or religious group, see the Religious Emblems Programs page.

Nova Awards - STEM in Scouting

The Boy Scouts of America developed the Nova Awards program to excite and expand a sense of wonder in our Scouts. By working with a parent, adult counselor, or mentor, the various modules allow them to explore the basic principles of STEM and discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be. The Supernova awards are offered for those who enjoy a bigger challenge. For more information about STEM and the Nova Awards program, visit the STEM In Scouting page. Discover how the Nova Awards program helps youth "Be Prepared. For Life."

Recruiter Strip

The Recruiter Strip is worn centered directly below the right pocket on the uniform. Any Cub Scout can earn the Recruiter Strip by successfully inviting a friend, relative, classmate, or other acquaintance to scouts and the boy joins the unit. There are no formal requirements for these strips. Usually the strip is awarded the first time he recruits a friend.

Cub Scout World Conservation Award

The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts to "think globally" and "act locally" to preserve and improve our environment.  This program is designed to make youth members more aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment.   Click here for more information.

Cub Scouting's Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award
The Outdoor Ethics Award is a plan that helps people take better care of the environment and protect it for future generations. The award is designed to introduce awareness of Outdoor Ethics by Learning about the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace, and Tread Lightly!

Emergency Preparedness Award

"Emergency preparedness" means being ready for all kinds of emergencies. It means you're ready and able to help in times of trouble to save lives and property and to help a community—or even a nation—get back to normal after a disaster happens. To encourage Scouts of all ages to be prepared for emergencies, the BSA has approved an Emergency Preparedness Award program for members of all ages. To learn more about the award requirements and to download an application form, visit the Emergency Preparedness Award page.


NetSmartz Workshop partners with the Boy Scouts of America to help educate Scouts about being safer online and assist them in promoting community awareness of Internet safety issues. Scouts who earn the Cyber Chip will be able to practice safer online behaviors and advise others on issues such as cyberbullying and scams. Tigers to Webelos can earn the award. The Cyber Chip requires Scouts to recharge their Chip once a year. 

Messengers of Peace 
Launched in September 2011, Messengers of Peace is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace.  Using state-of-the art social media, the initiative lets Scouts from around the world share what they've done and inspire fellow Scouts to undertake similar efforts in their own communities.  The initiative is inspired by the World Scout Committee, administered by the World Scout Bureau, and driven by youth volunteers worldwide.  Any Scout or Scouter who participates in a qualifying project is eligible to wear a Messengers of Peace ring patch around the World Crest on his or her uniform. To learn more about how to participate and for examples of eligible projects, visit the Messengers of Peace page.