With the changes to the Cub Scout program, many of the requirements for supplemental awards have to be updated as well. One of the awards with new requirements is the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. This award encourages Cub Scouts to get outdoors and develop their skills.
Cub Scouts can earn this award during each of their program years (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos). The first year they earn it, they get a pocket flap which can be worn on the right pocket of the uniform. After that, they get a pin to display on the pocket flap. The requirements are a little different depending on which year they are in, so read the requirements carefully.
Requirements for the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity AwardAll Ranks
Attend Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camp. Additionally, complete the rank-specific requirements as follows:Tiger Scouts
Complete the Backyard Jungle adventure, and complete four of the outdoor activities listed below.Wolf Scouts
Complete the Paws on the Path adventure, and complete five of the outdoor activities listed below.Bear Scouts
Complete the Bear Necessities adventure, and complete six of the outdoor activities listed below.Webelos Scouts
Complete the Webelos Walkabout adventure, and complete seven of the outdoor activities listed below.Outdoor Activities
These activities must be in addition to any similar activities counted toward rank advancement and can be accomplished as a family, a den, or a pack.
- Participate in a nature hike in your local area. This can be on an organized, marked trail, or just a hike to observe nature in your area.
- Participate in an outdoor activity such as a picnic or a fun day in a park.
- Explain the buddy system, and tell what to do if lost. Explain the importance of cooperation.
- Attend a pack overnighter. Be responsible by being prepared for the event.
- Complete an outdoor service project in your community.
- Complete a nature/conservation project in your area. This project should involve improving, beautifying, or supporting natural habitats. Discuss how this project helped you to respect nature.
- Participate in your pack’s earning the Summertime Pack Award.
- Participate in a nature observation activity. Describe or illustrate and display your observations at a den or pack meeting.
- Participate in an outdoor aquatics activity. This can be an organized swim meet or just a den, pack, or family swim.
- Participate in an outdoor campfire program. Perform in a skit, sing a song, or take part in a ceremony.
- Participate in an outdoor sporting event.
- Participate in an outdoor Scouts Own or other worship service.
- Explore a local city, county, state, or national park. Discuss with your den how a good citizen obeys park rules.
- Invent an outside game, and play it outside with friends for 30 minutes.