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Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

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The Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award recognizes Cub Scouts who have made the most of the outdoor adventures available to them.

The first year the award is earned, the Cub Scout gets a pocket flap to wear on their uniform shirt. Each successive time it is earned, they get a wolf track pin to wear on the pocket flap.

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award Requirements

All 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, den, or 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 activities with your pack to earn 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 interfaith or other worship service.
  • Explore a local city, county, state, or national park. Discuss with your den how a good citizen obeys the park rules.
  • Invent an outside game, and play it outside with friends for 30 minutes.

Related Adventures for The Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

Find helps and related achievements for the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award:

My Tiger Jungle Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

My Tiger Jungle Adventure

For the My Tiger Jungle Adventure, Cub Scouts get outside. They take a short walk and observe insects, birds, and other wildlife. They also plant a tree or make a birdhouse.

Wolf Paws on the Path Cub Scout Adventure

Paws on the Path Adventure

For the Paws on the Path adventure, Wolf Cub Scouts learn about safe hiking, being good stewards of the environment, and maps. They also go hiking and observe signs of wildlife.

Bear Necessities Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

Bear Necessities Adventure

Bear Necessities is one of the Bear required adventures. For this adventure, Bears learn some outdoor skills, go camping, do some cooking, and learn a little about the weather.

Webelos Walkabout Adventure Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

Webelos Walkabout Adventure

Webelos Walkabout is one of the Webelos required adventures. For this adventure, Webelos plan and carry out a three mile hike and complete a service project

Related Resources for Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

Outdoor Essentials for Cub Scouts

10 Outdoor Essentials for Cub Scouts

Even during seasons when it is too cold for the Cub Scouts to get out tent camping, we can still get them outdoors on a day hike. Make sure your Cub Scouts know the 10 Outdoor Essentials.

Leave No Trace Frontcountry Guidelines

Leave No Trace Frontcountry Guidelines

Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics program which encourages responsible use of outdoor resources. The frontcountry guidelines are the guidelines for day-use areas like parks and trails.

Songs for Scouts

Songs for Scouts

These songs for Scouts are a fun way to add some fun to a meeting or to get everyone involved in a campfire program.

Scout Ceremonies

Scout Ceremonies

Ceremonies are designed to focus a groups attention. They indicate something important is taking place, entertain, and provide inspiration.

Skits for Campfire Programs

Every campfire program should have plenty of skits. They also make a great intermission in a meeting. Sometimes they teach a lesson, sometimes they don’t, but they are always fun.

Service Project Ideas

Coming up with feasible service project ideas for young Cub Scouts can be a challenge. See a list of ideas which everyone can participate in. Some of these would be appropriate for the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award requirements.

Hiking Cub Scout Theme

Don’t forget to put the “outing” in Scouting. Cub Scouts enjoy going hiking. Remember to pick a trail of an appropriate difficulty level for your age group. Webelos have a lot more stamina than Lions and Tigers. Here are some ideas to help with a Cub Scout activity or two centered around hiking.

Aquatics Cub Scout Theme

Nothing is as fun on a hot summer day as being with your friends at the pool. These ideas will help you plan a fun aquatics activity for your den or pack. Just make sure you follow the BSA safety rules.


2 responses to “Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award”

  1. Karen Avatar

    The wolf track pins have been discontinued and you can’t order them.

    1. Rebecca Avatar

      That stinks!! They keep taking away all of the fun extra stuff that makes Scouting great! 🙁

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