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Cub Scout Awards

Taira asked this question

Hi there. I am looking for a list of badges that cub scouts can earn. I can look all over the Internet and I find a few here and there but I can’t seem to find a current list of them. Our program is wanting to expand and include them in our meetings, including the summer. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you very much.

Cub Scouts do not earn badges like Boy Scouts do, but there are a number of supplemental award programs they can work on. They should focus on rank achievements first, but these programs will provide an opportunity for some extra activities.

If you have not looked at the beltloops and pins in the Academics and Sports program, check those out.  This program will be discontinued in May 2015, so this is a last chance to do some of those activities before the new Cub Scout program is rolled out.

If you are looking for a summertime program, I recommend working on the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.  You could build a whole summertime program based on the requirements for this award.

Another way to fit an award in with summer activities is the appropriately named Summertime Pack Award. This program recognizes packs, dens, and Cub Scouts who participate in activities over the summer.

There is also a list which includes some other supplemental awards on scouting.org. This is not comprehensive either though. It does not include the Nova awards for example.

Readers, what are your favorite supplemental awards for Cub Scouts?

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6 Responses to Cub Scout Awards

  1. Lacy February 25, 2014 at 10:15 AM #

    I am not sure I have any other ideas but I am curious as to how the cub scout program will change. Do you have any insight?

  2. Cherilyn February 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM #

    Hi. Our leaders go to the scoutshop here in CT and just look at the different patches the cubscouts can earn. There are all kinds of patches that go on the red vest (not the uniform). Police station, firehouse, popcorn, hiking…..just to name a few. Our boys earn a patch for almost every activity they do outside of a regular den meeting. There aren’t a lot on the internet that I’ve found, but if you go to a Scout store you will find them. Hope this helps!

  3. Brooks March 3, 2014 at 2:40 PM #

    Another good place to find awards listings is MeritBadge.org

  4. Carrie March 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM #

    Anybody have any good ideas for recognizing a Cub Scout who earns all 53 of the sports/academic belt loops? I have a couple of boys in my den who are close to doing so, and our council doesn’t offer a certificate or anything.

  5. Ruwena May 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM #

    I wish our Pack would support getting additional patches for our Cubs (I like what Cherilyn said above). They say they don’t have enough money to purchase them. I’ve gone to the Scout Store and have seen a lot of patches. No one can tell me the requirements for them. Do the Den leaders just make up the requirement for a specific patch? How are other Pack’s supporting the cost of purchasing these patches?

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