In addition to ranks and adventures, Cub Scouts can earn other awards, including
Cub Scout Nova Awards and Supernova Awards
Nova Awards are the BSA Awards focused on STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Whittling Chip Certification
When a Cub Scout earns his or her Whittling Chip, that means he or she is ready to handle a knife safely. Most units give the Cub Scout a Whittling Chip card upon completing these requirements.
Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
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.
Recruiter Strip Requirements
Have you invited a friend neighbor, relative, or classmate to join Cub Scouts or Scouts BSA? If so, you might be eligible to wear the Recruiter Strip.
Morse Code Interpreter Strip Requirements and Helps
The Boy Scouts of America offers a special Morse Code interpreter strip for any youth or adult who demonstrates proficiency in Morse Code. The strip may be worn on the uniform.
Emergency Preparedness BSA Award (Cub Scouts) Helps and Ideas
Cub Scouts learn to "Be Prepared" for emergency situations by working on the Emergency Preparedness BSA award. There are different age appropriate requirements for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos. (This award is not available for Lions.) The award is a small pin. Cub Scouts who earn the award at multiple levels can wear multiple pins.
Cyber Chip Program
The BSA Cyber Chip program encourages Scouts to learn how to use their electronic devices safely. Some of the issues the program addresses are protecting personal information, cyber bullying, appropriate use of social media, cell phones, texting, and netiquette.
Interpreter Strips Requirements and Helps
An interpreter strip shows which languages a Scout is familiar with. It is worn above the “Boy Scouts of America” strip on the uniform. This emblem can be worn by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, or adults.
Cub Scout World Conservation Award: Helps and Ideas
The Cub Scout World Conservation Award may be earned by Wolves, Bears, or Webelos (including Webelos working on Arrow of Light). They earn the award by working on their rank appropriate conservation and nature adventures. They must also participate in a conservation project.