Beyond Cub Scout Ranks: Other Awards
What Else Can We Do?
Did you know you can earn more than 90 awards as a Cub
Scout? Beyond ranks and adventures, (badges) youth may earn other awards.
What Are Some Examples of Additional Awards?
Cub Scout World Conservation Award
This award helps Scout to "think
globally" and "act locally" to preserve and improve our
environment. There are separate requirements for Wolf, Bear, and
Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts may earn the Cub Scout Outdoor
Activity Award in each of their ranks. This award recognizes Scouts for taking part in outdoor recreation and conservation
projects. The first time it is earned the Scout will receive a
pocket flap award, and each successive time it is earned a wolf track pin is added.
Cub Scout and Leaders Outdoor Ethics Award
Learn more about how to be an outdoor steward! This award takes you and your Den leader or family outside to see impacts and figure out ways to address them. You get to learn about other awards and how to help the MN Department of Natural Resources control invasive species. On completion you earn the Outdoor Ethics patch. This recognizes Cub Scouts and leaders who know how to reduce impacts of outdoor activities.
Emergency Preparedness Award
Emergency Preparedness means being ready for all kinds of
emergencies. It means you're equipped to help in times of
trouble, save lives, and help a community get back to
normal after a disaster.
To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, many religious
groups have programs for young people to earn a religious emblem.
More information about individual Religious Emblems can be found on the Religious Emblems page in related content.
A Wolf, Bear, or Webelos Scout who loves science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) might try to earn a Nova Award
which includes a patch followed by three more pins.
Each pin represents one of the four STEM topics. The Supernova awards have
more challenging requirements and more in-depth achievements.
Cub Scouts who compete in derbies, field days, and other competitive
events can win medals to wear on their uniform. See your local
Scout Shop for a variety of medals.
National Summertime Pack Awards
Packs can earn this certificate and ribbon for their flag by planning and
conducting three summertime activities. Dens with half their
members at the three activities are eligible for a participation
ribbon. Scouts who participate in all three activities are eligible
to receive the National Summertime Pack Award pin to wear on their
uniform. The pin color changes each year, so try and collect as many as possible!