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Award Insignia Description
Cubmaster Award Cubmaster Award

Description: Light blue over light blue knot on gold field with gold border.

Award Requirements:

Tenure: Serve as a registered Cubmaster for two years or as a registered assistant Cubmaster for one year and a Cubmaster for one year.

Training:

  • Complete 'The New Cubmaster' Fast Start Training.
  • Complete basic training for Cubmasters.
  • Complete Youth Protection training.
  • During each year of tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout Leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables.

Performance:

  • As a Cubmaster or assistant Cubmaster in a pack, earn the national Quality Unit Award at least twice.
  • Earn the National Summertime Pack Award at least once.
  • Plan and conduct pack meetings during each year registered as Cubmaster.

Progress Record Document.

 

Cub Scouter Award Cub Scouter Award

Description: Gold over light blue knot on blue field with blue border.

Tenure: Complete two years as a registered adult leader in a Cub Scout pack.

Award Requirements:

Training:

  • Complete Fast Start Training for your position.
  • Complete basic training for any Cub Scouting position.
  • Complete Youth Protection training.
  • During each year of tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout Leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables.

Performance: (Do five of the following:)

  • Assist in planning a pack program that results in advancement in rank by a minimum of 50 percent of pack members each year.
  • Serve as an adult leader related to a pack that earns the national Quality Unit Award.
  • Serve as leader of a blue and gold banquet, pinewood derby, space derby, rain gutter regatta, field day, picnic, or other Cub Scout activity.
  • Give leadership to a promotional effort that results in at least 60 percent of pack members subscribing to Boys' Life magazine.
  • Develop or update a Tiger Cub or Cub Scout den activity book listing places to go, things to do, costs, distances, etc., locally for the five Tiger Cub areas or at least 12 Cub Scout themes.
  • Give leadership to planning and conducting a pack service project.
  • Organize participation of a pack in the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
  • Help with two annual unit Friends of Scouting campaigns.
  • Serve as a leader for members of your pack attending a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp.
  • Serve one year as pack trainer, during which time 75 percent of registered pack and den leaders complete basic training for their positions.

Progress Record Document.

Pack Trainer Award Pack Trainer Award

Description: Blue and Gold knot on gold field with blue border.

Award Requirements:

Tenure: Complete two years as a registered pack trainer.

Training:

  • Complete Fast Start Training for the pack committee.
  • Complete Basic Leader Training for any Cub Scouting position.
  • Complete New Leader Essentials and be familiar with and able to explain the key elements of Leader Specific Training for all volunteer positions in the pack.
  • Complete Youth Protection Training.
  • Participate in a trainer development conference.

Performance:

  • Participate in a Cub Scout leader pow wow or university of Scouting (if your council conducts them) during each year of tenure for this award.
  • Have Cub Scout roundtable staff certify your attendance for at least 30 percent of the roundtables during each year of tenure for this award.
  • Attain 100 percent trained leadership within the pack for the committee chairman, Cubmaster, and all den leaders.
  • Have a working plan in place for delivering Fast Start training to new leaders within 48 hours of their joining your pack.
  • Have a working plan in place for helping leaders who have not taken basic training to attend New Leader Essentials and Leader Specific training.
  • Keep and update training records of all leaders in your pack.
  • During the pack annual program planning meeting, be available to answer questions about training courses.
  • Review ongoing pack leadership training status and provide leaders with updates on any available supplemental training.

Progress Record Document.

Tiger Cub Den Leader Award Tiger Cub Den Leader Award

Description: Black over orange knot on gold field with orange border.

Award Requirements:

Tenure: Complete one year as a registered Tiger Cub den leader

Training:

  • Complete "The New Tiger Cub Den Leader" Fast Start Training.
  • Complete basic training for Tiger Cub den leaders.
  • Complete Youth Protection training.
  • During your tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables.

Performance: (Do all of the following)

  • Conduct a Tiger Cub roundup for your pack with at least five new Tiger Cub boy/adult teams recruited.
  • Contact the host team each month and provide support as needed for one year.
  • Coordinate Tiger Cub den participation in three Cub Scout pack activities each year.
  • Graduate at least 60 percent of your Tiger Cubs into a Cub Scout den.
  • Report on the progress of Tiger Cub dens at 75 percent of pack leader meetings.

Progress Record Document.

Den Leader Award Den Leader Award

Description: gold on gold knot on blue field with blue border.

Award Requirements:

Tenure: Complete one year as a registered Cub Scout den leader.

Training:

  • Complete "The New Den Leader" Fast Start Training.
  • Complete basic training for Cub Scout den leaders.
  • Complete Youth Protection training.
  • During your tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables.

Performance: (Do FIVE of the following)

  • During at least one program year, have a minimum of 50 percent of the Cub Scouts in your den earn the rank for their grade or age (Wolf or Bear).
  • At least once, reregister a minimum of 75 percent of the eligible members of your den as a part of pack re-chartering.
  • Graduate a minimum of 60 percent of the eligible members of your den into Webelos Scouting.
  • Have an assistant den leader who meets regularly with your den.
  • Have a den chief who meets regularly with your den.
  • Take leadership in planning and conducting a den service project.
  • Conduct at least three den meetings per month, nine months per year, or follow an optional plan approved by the pack.
  • Participate with your den in a Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout resident camp experience.
  • Explore three Character Connection activities with your den members in one year.
  • Hold regular den meeting and den activity planning sessions with your assistant den leader.

Progress Record Document.

WEBELOS Den Leader Award WEBELOS Den Leader Award

Description: orange on orange knot on gold field with gold border

Award Requirements:

Tenure: Complete one year as a registered Webelos den leader.

Training:

  • Complete 'The New Webelos Den Leader" Fast Start Training.
  • Complete basic training for Webelos den leaders.
  • Complete Youth Protection training.
  • Complete outdoor training for Webelos den leaders.
  • During your tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables.

Performance: (Do SEVEN of the following)

  • During at least one program year, have a minimum of 50 percent of the Webelos Scouts in your den advance in rank (Webelos badge or Arrow of Light Award).
  • At least once, reregister a minimum of 75 percent of the eligible members of your den as part of pack re-chartering.
  • Graduate a minimum of 60 percent of the eligible members of your Webelos den into Boy Scouting.
  • Have an assistant Webelos den leader who meets regularly with your Webelos den.
  • Have a Webelos den chief who meets regularly with your den.
  • Take leadership in planning and conducting two Webelos overnight campouts or other outdoor den activities.
  • Assist in planning and conducting a Webelos den/Boy Scout troop joint activity.
  • Take leadership in planning and conducting a Webelos den service project.
  • Conduct at least three Webelos den meetings per month, nine months per year, or follow an optional meeting plan approved by the pack.
  • Participate with your den in a Webelos day camp or resident camp experience.
  • Explore three Character Connection activities with your den members in one year.
  • Hold regular den meeting and den activity planning sessions with your assistant den leader.

Progress Record Document.

Scouter Award of Merit Scouter Award of Merit

Description: white on white knot on tan field with tan border

Scouter Award Requirements:

Scouter Award of MeritTenure: Serve as Scoutmaster for at least 18 months.

Training:

  • Complete Boy Scout Leader Fast Start
  • Complete Scoutmastership Fundamentals

Performance:

  • Be a currently registered Scoutmaster
  • Achieve the Quality Unit Award at least once during period of service
  • Have a record of proper use of the Boy Scout advancement program, resulting in a majority of troop Boy Scouts attaining the First Class rank
  • Have a record of:
    • Development of boy leadership through the patrol method
    • Positive relations with the troop's chartered organization
    • An extensive outdoor program including strong summer camp attendance
    • A positive image of Scouting in the community
    • A troop operation that attracts and retains Boy Scouts

Nomination Form.

Venturing Award Requirements:

Tenure:

  • Be a currently registered Venturing Advisor who has served in that position for at least 18 months

Training:

  • Complete Venturing Fast Start and Venturing Leader Specific Training
  • Achieve the Quality Unit Award at least once while serving as crew Advisor
  • Demonstrate the use of the Venturing Silver Award program
  • Develop youth leadership by effective use of crew officers
  • Use the crew officer orientation and program planning process
  • Have a proven positive relationship with the chartered organization and associated Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack, if any
  • Project a positive image of Venturing in the community
  • Attract and hold Venturers with crew program and operation
  • Lead crew in completion of the Venturing Leadership Skills Course

Nomination Form.

Varsity Scout Coach Award Requirements:

Tenure:

  • Be a currently registered Varsity Scout Coach who has served in that position for at least 18 months

Training:

  • Complete Varsity Scout Leader Fast Start
  • Complete Varsity Scout Leader Fundamentals

Performance:

  • Achieve the Quality Unit Award at least once during period of service
  • Have a record of proper use of the Boy Scout advancement program, resulting in a majority of Varsity Scouts in the team attaining the First Class rank
  • Have a record of:
    • Development of youth leadership through the squad method
    • Positive relations with the team's chartered organization
    • An extensive outdoor program including strong high adventure participation
    • A positive image of Scouting in the community
    • A team operation that attracts and retains Varsity Scout
Scouter Key Award Scouter Key Award

Scouter Key AwardDescription: white on green knot on tan field with tan border.

Scoutmaster's Key Award Requirements:

Tenure: Complete at least 3 years of registered tenure as a Scoutmaster within a 5-year period. (can include the tenure used to earn the Scouter's Award).

Training:

  • Complete Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training.
  • Complete New Leader Essentials
  • Complete Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training.
  • Complete Youth Protection Training.
  • Complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
  • Earn Boy Scout Leader's Training Award.
  • Conduct troop youth leader training (three times).
  • Participate in one supplemental training course either at a local council or national level.
  • Participate as an adult in youth leader training by either serving on the staff or attending the Scoutmaster orientation session of the national youth leader training conference.

Performance:

  • Earn the Boy Scout Troop National Quality Unit Award two times during the three year period.

Progress Form.

Venturing Advisor's Key Award Requirements:

Tenure: Complete three years of registered tenure as a Venturing crew advisor within a five year period

Training:

  • Complete Venturing Fast Start
  • Complete New Leader Essentials
  • Complete Venturing Leader Specific Training
  • Conduct Crew officer's seminars in each of your three years as Advisor
  • Conduct at least one Venturing Leadership Skills Course for your crew
  • Earn the Venturing Leader Training Award

Performance:

  • Earn the Venturing Crew National Quality Unit award two times
  • Have a crew parents' night and an open house each year

Attendance:

  • Attend at least 4 roundtables or teen leaders' council meetings each year

Progress Form

Skipper's Key Award Requirements:

Tenure: Complete three years of registered tenure as a Skipper within a five year period

Training:

  • Complete New Leader Essentials and Venturing Position Specific Training
  • Complete the Sea Scout Officers Specialized Training
  • Complete a boating safety course offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron, or similar organization

Performance:

  • At least twice during the three-year period, serve as the Skipper of a ship earning the National Quality Unit award

Progress Form

Varsity Coach's Key Award Requirements:

Tenure: Complete at least 3 years of tenure registered as a Varsity Coach within a 5-year period.

Training:

  • Complete Varsity Scout Fast Start Training.
  • Complete New Leader Essentials
  • Complete Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training.
  • Complete Introduction to Outdoor Skills.
  • Conduct youth leader introduction to leadership training twice.
  • Participate twice in a team leader seminar.
  • Participate in one training course beyond Varsity Scout Leader Specific Training (local council or national level experience).

Roundtable Attendance:

  • Attend at least six Varsity Scout Leader Roundtables during each year for three years

Performance:

  • At least twice during the three-year period, serve as Coach of a Varsity Scout team that earns the National Quality Unit Award

Progress Form

Scout Leader's Training Award Scout Leader's Training Award

Description: green on green knot on tan field with tan border.

Tenure: Complete a total of 2 years as a registered adult Boy Scout leader

Boy Scout Award Requirements:

Training:

  • Complete Boy Scout Leader Fast Start training
  • Complete New Leader Essentials
  • Complete Scoutmaster Basic Leader Training
  • Complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
  • Complete Youth Protection Training

Performance: (Do FIVE of the following)

  • Participate in a support role for five overnight campouts.
  • Help with two annual unit and/or district Friends of Scouting presentations.
  • Participate actively in three troop parents' nights or courts of honor.
  • Help organize or reorganize a Boy Scout troop.
  • Help supervise or support a troop money-earning project.
  • Participate in a supplemental training course at either the council or national level.
  • Serve on the staff of a council or district training event.
  • Serve as a merit badge counselor for at least five Scouts.
  • Successfully complete Wood Badge training.
  • Fulfill requirements of a troop committee function from the Troop Committee Guidebook.
  • Assist actively with a Webelos den for 6 months.
  • Participate in six Boy Scout leader roundtables.

Attendance:

  • Attend at least 4 roundtables or teen leaders' council meetings each year

Progress Form

 

Venturing Award Requirements:

Tenure: Complete two years as a registered adult Venturing leader

Training:

  • Complete Fast Start
  • Complete Venturing Leader Specific Training

Performance: (Do SEVEN of the following)

  • Participate in a support role for five crew weekend activities.
  • Serve on the staff of a district, council, area, region, or national Venturing training event.
  • Help with two Friends of Scouting enrollments.
  • Assist with a Venturing Leadership Skills course.
  • Serve as a Bronze, Gold, Silver, or Ranger consultant.
  • Participate in six Venturing roundtables or Teen Leaders' Councils.
  • Help organize or reorganize a Venturing crew.
  • Participate in two crew parents' nights.
  • Help support a crew money-earning project.
  • Participate in a crew open house.
  • Participate in a crew officers' seminar.

Progress Form

 

Varsity Award Requirements:

Tenure: Complete a total of 2 years as a registered adult Varsity Scout leader

Training:

  • Complete Varsity Scout Leader Fast Start training
  • Complete New Leader Essentials
  • Complete Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training
  • Complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Performance: (Do FIVE of the following)

  • Participate in a team leader seminar.
  • Help with two annual unit and/or district Friends of Scouting presentations.
  • Sere as a Varsity Scout program instructor or training course staff member.
  • Participate actively in three team parents' nights or courts of honor.
  • Coordinate at least one team money-earning project.
  • Serve for at least one year as team committee person assigned to one of the five program fields of emphasis.
  • Participate in size Varsity Scout leader huddles.
  • Server as an approved merit badge counselor for at least five Varsity Scouts.
  • Serve for at least one year as chairman of a Varsity Scout team committee.
  • Help organize or reorganize a Varsity Scout team.

Progress Form

Sea Badge Conference Participation Sea Badge Conference Participation
Sea Badge Conference Participation Course Director
Sea Badge Conference Participation Course Director

Description: Blue trident on white background with silver border. (White on blue is also available for blue uniform.)

The Single Trident is the only official knot and is presented to conference attendees

The Double Trident is for staff members

The Triple Trident is for course directors.

Award Requirements:

Training:

  • Successfully complete Sea Badge conference

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