A reader asks about cutting the corners from a Whittling Chip card when the owner commits a safety infraction.
Special Awards for the Scouting program
Cub Scouts and their leaders can earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness award to start learning about being responsible citizens while outdoors.
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.
Keith asked ” Is there a difference between the BSA Family Award and the BSA Fun for the Family Award? ” These are part of the same program, but like many BSA programs it has changed over the years.
This module is designed to help you explore how math affects your life each day. It provides an age appropriate program to get teenagers interested in mathematics.
Do you happen to have an award check list like your Merit Badges? I love your format and would love to either have or put together a template.
Scuba BSA introduces qualified Boy Scout, Venturing, and registered adult participants to the special skills, equipment, and safety precautions associated with scuba diving;
Reader Bruce asked “Does anyone know where I can buy a pin for scouts who completed a 50 mile canoe trip? I would ideally like a paddle shaped pin with 50 Mile on the paddle.”
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This Boy Scout Nova award for mathematics focuses on using calculations to solve everyday problems.
The Venturing World Conservation Award recognizes young men and women who increase their awareness of conservation and its impact on the world community.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The math award for Cub Scouts is called 1-2-3 Go! and focuses on calculations and secret codes.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The engineering Nova award (STEM award) for Venturers is called Hang On.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Cub Scouts is called Swing explores levers
The Historic Trails Award recognizes Scouts who have incorporated some history into their hiking and camping experiences.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The technology Nova award (STEM award) for Venturers is called Power Up.
The Mile Swim is a tradition at most Boy Scout summer camps. It is a challenge for Scouts and those who complete it have a great sense of accomplishment.
The technology Nova STEM award for Boy Scouts is called Start Your Engines and is designed to help you explore how technology affects your life each day.
The International Activity Badge recognizes scouts who have participated in international activities or interacting with Scouts from around the world.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The technology Nova (STEM) award for Cub Scouts is called Tech Talk
If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The Launch! NOVA award provides an age appropriate program to get young men and women interested in science.
The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.
Webelos Den Meeting Plans: This plan for Outdoorsman activity badge can be completed with or without an overnight campout.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. There is an award for each discipline at each level of Scouting. The science Nova award for Cub Scouts is called Science Everywhere.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.
The World Conservation Award recognizes Scouts who increase their awareness of conservation and its impact on the world community.
The Emergency Preparedness BSA award for Boy Scouts recognizes young men who are ready in an emergency. Boy Scouts will be able to help in a disaster.
This award recognizes young men and women who are ready to respond when an emergency strikes. Emergency preparedness preparation is vital to our communities
What is the best way to treat a knife cut? This article from Boy’s Life magazine explains how to stop the bleeding, clean the cut, and dress the wound.
The Totin Chip certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools. Recently it also proved to be a great way to recruit new Scouts for our troop.
Venturing Ranger Award: A young man or woman must complete 8 requirements and 4 electives. 1 of the core requirements is Leave No Trace.
The 50 Miler award recognizes Scouts who go the distance, literally. This recognition can be earned by Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Scout leaders. If your unit is planning a trek, your members might be able to earn this award.
Knowledge of fire safety and the fire triangle is an essential outdoor skill. Scouts should understand the science of fire when camping. Understanding the way fire works and what is required to start and sustain a fire not only helps them build fires. It also helps scouts know how to contain fires and put them […]
Whitewater kayaking has been a part of the Whitewater merit badge, but now there is a merit badge for flat-water kayaking, which will make this one a good merit badge to earn while out on the lake at summer camp.
By completing this requirement, a Venturer is not only prepared to deal with emergencies which he or she encounters, but has also passed this knowledge on to others.
Either the Cycling merit badge OR the Hiking merit badge OR the Swimming merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout. Boy Scouts who earn more than one of these badges may count the additional badges as electives.
The Leave No Trace Trainer is a youth member of the troop who ensures that Leave No Trace principles are followed on all troop outings and activities.
Boy Scouts love building fires. They can learn how to be safe around planned and unplanned fires by earning the Fire Safety merit badge.
This is one our older scouts sometimes work on at summer camp. They usually require them to be 13 or 14 years old though, because the smaller guys have a hard time saddling the horse without assistance. There is only one part they don’t like – the test about the parts of the horse and […]
Conservation and Scouting go hand in hand. Since getting outdoors is a big part of the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs, it makes sense that we should teach Scouts about protecting our natural resources.