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.
Other Cub Scout Awards
Nova Awards are the BSA Awards focused on STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Cub Scout Nova awards program provides age appropriate activities in these areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.