Year of Celebration award

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The Year of Celebration award was offered in 2010 to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of scouting in the United States. It has separate requirements for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Adult Leaders, and even Scouting Alumni!

Year of Celebration award

The Year of Celebration award
Created:2010
Level:Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Adult Leader, Alumni


Contents


Cub Scout Requirements

For each ribbon earned, scouts only have to complete three of the five requirements.

Leadership

1. Explain what makes a good leader and give an example of a Scout (past or present) demonstrating those qualities. Ask your parent or den leader what makes a good leader.
2. Practice being a leader such as being a denner for one week. Write or tell your parent or den leader about what you did during that week.
3. Get a friend to join Cub Scouts.
4. Organize the den to set up and take down chairs at the pack meeting.
5. With the approval of your den leader, plan and lead a den activity.

Achievement

1. Choose something you'd like to do better, and work on it for a week. Write or tell your parent or den leader about your progress.
2. Earn one Scout Academics belt loop and one Scout Sports belt loop.
3. Complete one achievement or activity badge for your rank.
4. Complete one elective for your current rank.
5. Complete one Cub Scout Sports or Academics pin, or the BSA Emergency Preparedness Award or the BSA Physical Fitness Award.
6. Attend an event at an Adventure Base 100 tour site. Invite and bring a friend with you.

Community Service

1. With your parent or den leader, identify a person who serves the community. Write or tell about what that person does for others.
2. With your family or den, help plan and carry out a community service project. Write or tell about the project.
3. With your family and/or den, clean up your Pack’s chartering organization’s parking lot, a neighborhood park, the school grounds, or other public area.
4. Participate in a nature beautification project such as a tree or natural vegetation planting.
5. Give service to a community organization such as a food bank or feeding station.

Character

1. Talk to your parent or den leader about the Cub Scout Promise or Law of the Pack. What does it say about the kind of character a Scout should have?
2. With your family or den, plan and carry out a game that helps demonstrate one of the Character Connections. Write or tell about your experience.
3. Talk to your parent or rabbi, minister, cleric, or other religious leader about how trust in God provides inner strength and confidence.
4. Talk to your parent or den leader about honesty. Talk about why it is important to be honest in everything you say and do.
5. Become a friend of a boy who is being left out of the group. Discuss how compassion and cooperation are essential to good character.

Outdoors

1. With your family or den, help plan and carry out an outdoor activity. Write or tell about your experience.
2. Describe to your parent or den leader the different kinds of plants and animals you can find around your neighborhood.
3. Earn Cub Scouting’s Leave No Trace Awareness Award or the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.
4. Go on a hike with your family or den.
5. Participate in a district or council outdoor experience (day camp, resident camp, etc.).



Boy Scout Requirements

For each ribbon earned, scouts only have to complete three of the five requirements.

Leadership

1. Identify someone from your Scouting experience you think is a good leader. Ask them what makes them an effective leader and then talk to your parent or Scoutmaster about what makes a good leader. Write 200 words on the leader you chose and share with your troop leader.
2. Teach a Scout a rank requirement and help them to a successful completion.
3. Serve in a troop or team leadership position for three months.
4. Serve as a youth staff member for a unit, district, or council event or camp.
5. Serve as a den chief for a Cub Scout or Webelos den for three months.

Achievement

1. Talk to a family member or family friend who used to be in Scouting or a Scout leader and ask about their favorite Scouting achievements. Write 200 words and share with your troop leader or parent OR fill out your family’s Scouting Family Tree at http://www.Scouting.org/100years.
2. Advance to Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, or Eagle rank, or earn two Merit Badges.
3. Earn the religious emblem for your faith.
4. Attend 90 percent of your troop or team meetings for three consecutive months.
5. Earn one of the following awards: BSA Lifeguard, Mile Swim BSA, BSA Emergency Preparedness Award, or BSA Physical Fitness Award.
6. Attend an event at an Adventure Base 100 tour site. Invite and bring a friend with you.

Community Service

1. Participate in Scouting for Food or another food drive by spending at least one hour placing bags, collecting bags, distributing food, or spreading the word about food collection.
2. Volunteer to plant trees or landscape an area around a church, synagogue, or other place of worship or a not-for-profit organization that is not the Boy Scouts of America.
3. Provide two hours of service in a group community service project approved by your Scout leader.
4. Recruit one new boy or adult leader into Boy Scouts or Varsity Scouts.
5. Provide two hours of volunteer service at a hospital, senior citizen or veteran’s facility, or another facility approved by your Scout leader.

Character

1. Participate in a flag ceremony, in uniform, for a non-Scouts organization.
2. Earn one of the Citizenship merit badges.
3. Present a written record of your daily Good Turns for a period of 30 consecutive days, verified by your parent, guardian, or Scout leader.
4. Provide two hours of assistance at an activity conducted by a Cub Scout pack, another troop or team, or other youth-serving organization approved by your Scout leader.
5. Conduct a family project (such as the examples found in the Family Life merit badge pamphlet) approved by your Scout leader.

Outdoors

1. Earn Hiking, Camping, Backpacking, Canoeing or Wilderness Survival merit badges.
2. Attend a Scout overnight campout and practice the principles of Leave No Trace.
3. Attend a full session of council summer camp, participate in a council or national High Adventure program, or earn the 50 Miler Award.
4. Participate for at least two hours in an outdoor conservation project approved by your Scout leader.
5. Participate in a Scout backpacking trip separate from requirement No. 2.



Venturing Requirements

For each ribbon earned, scouts only have to complete three of the five requirements.

Leadership

1. While serving in a crew leadership role, plan a crew activity that celebrates the BSA 100th Anniversary.
2. Help organize, teach, and run a Quest sports day clinic for a Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity team, other crew, or other youth group.
3. Serve as a youth staff member for a unit, district, or council event or camp.
4. Serve on any of your council’s Leadership Training courses.
5. Think of someone from your Scouting experience who deserves recognition for their leadership. Write 200 words on the leader you chose and share with your crew leader.

Achievement

1. Working with at least one crew member, assist them in earning one Venturing Bronze Award in 2009-2010.
2. Research a famous Scout or Venturer. Demonstrate or explain in a creative way that individual’s achievements, such as a performing a play or skit, making models, or telling a story. Carry out this demonstration before a group.
3. Earn BSA Lifeguard, Red Cross certification in first aid, CPR, AED, BSA Emergency Preparedness Award, or BSA Physical Fitness Award.
4. Advance one rank OR help another Scout or Venturer complete three requirements toward his rank advancement.
5. Have a discussion with someone who is not in Scouting about your achievements as a Venturer. Talk about your awards and what you did to earn them. Invite them to attend a crew meeting or outing.
6. Attend an event at an Adventure Base 100 tour site. Invite and bring a friend with you.

Community Service

1. Participate in the Venturing National Service Project.
2. Talk to a Cub Scout den about how service benefits the community.
3. Recruit a new member to your crew or ship or assist a pack, troop, or team in its recruiting efforts.
4. Write 200 words on the value of community service. Talk to your adviser or parent about your ideas.
5. Participate in a food drive and/or help at a food bank when Scouts turn in their Scouting For Food items.

Character

1. Conduct an Ethics in Action program for a Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or other youth group in 2009-2010.
2. Earn the Religious Life Bronze award.
3. Assist at least one crew member in earning the Quest Award for Fitness in 2009-2010, earn the Quest award yourself, or conduct a fitness clinic. Explain the benefits of being physically fit.
4. Talk to someone who has earned the TRUST Award. Discuss religious freedom and understanding different cultures.
5. Earn your faith’s religious emblem OR help another Venturer work on his Religious Life award. Discuss what you learned with an adviser.

Outdoors

1. Become a Leave No Trace crew trainer and teach it to a Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or other youth group in 2009-2010.
2. Earn the Ranger Award, or help another Venturer earn his. Discuss at least one outdoor skill.
3. Learn a new outdoor skill such as scuba diving, orienteering, kayaking, etc.
4. Participate in a district or council outdoor experience.
5. Assist a pack, troop, team, or another crew with one of its outdoor activities.



Adult Leader Requirements

For each ribbon earned, leaders only have to complete three of the five requirements.

Leadership

1. Help organize a new unit.
2. Compile a list of all adult and/or alumni e-mail addresses in your unit, get their permission, and submit the list to your local council Scout service center so Scouting communication can be improved.
3. Actively support a unit in at least two activities related to the BSA 1OOth Anniversary.
4. Recruit a new adult volunteer, or find a Scouting alumnus, who registers with the BSA.
5. Help any registered youth with their Year of Celebration Leadership award.

Achievement

1. Actively serve on one advancement review for any Scouting program or participate in any rank advancement award ceremony.
2. Earn any BSA training award, BSA Emergency Preparedness Award, or BSA Physical Fitness Award.
3. Help any youth member with advancement toward rank.
4. Be a registered member of a Centennial Quality Unit.
5. Help any youth member earn any 100th Anniversary Year of Celebration award.
6. Attend an event at an Adventure Base 100 tour site. Invite and bring a friend with you.

Community Service

1. Be an active participant in Scouting For Food or another food drive or help with a Salvation Army service project.
2. Be an active participant in the Nothing But Nets project found on the national 100th Anniversary Web site.
3. Be an active participant in a Take Pride in America project or a project benefiting the National Parks Stewardship Awards program.
4. Be an active participant in an American Red Cross or a Habitat for Humanity project.
5. Be an active participant in any unit’s service project.

Character

1. Work with any youth so he achieves a religious emblem.
2. Do a Good Turn for seven consecutive days.
3. Participate in a discussion on good character at a unit meeting.
4. Help any youth member achieve his Year of Celebration Character patch.
5. Learn about and participate in a flag retirement ceremony.

Outdoors

1. Participate in a unit, district, or council outdoor event.
2. Assist a unit in an outdoor conservation project.
3. Attend camp with a unit (Cub Scout day camp, summer camp, Venturer camp, etc.).
4. Attend a professional (major or minor league) baseball game, or another public event, in uniform with a unit.
5. Visit the "Get in the Game Geocaching” page on the 100th Anniversary Web site and participate in a BSA 100th Anniversary geocaching activity.



Alumni Requirements

Note: To locate and contact your local council service center, go to the National BSA Web site. Click on “local councils” and enter your ZIP code.

For each ribbon earned, alumnus only have to complete three of the five requirements.

Leadership

1. Register with a unit as an assistant leader or other adult leader. Attend each unit meeting for at least two months.
2. Become involved with a district or council as a registered volunteer in support of Scouting.
3. Think of a Scouting leader (youth or adult) who made a positive difference in your life. Write a letter to the editor of a local publication about how that individual taught you about leadership.
4. Locate and meet with a Scout leader from a pack, troop, team, crew, district, or council. Let them know that you are working on this award. Ask what being a Scout leader means to them and share your thoughts on what you can do to support Scouting in your community.
5. Contact your local Scout service center. Arrange to make a donation to support the Scouting principle of youth leadership in your area in some way that is mutually beneficial to you and the local council.

Achievement

1. Contact your local council Scout service center. Let them know that you are working on this award. Arrange to meet with a Scouting professional to receive an update on Scouting in your area. If possible, locate and invite other Scouting alumni to participate in the meeting.
2. Go to the Generations Connection page of the 100th Anniversary Web site. Obtain and complete a Scouting Family Tree chart. Then, gather with family members to share the chart, Scouting memories, and thoughts on how to keep current and future family members involved in Scouting or to begin a tradition of Scouting in your family.
3. Work at any of your local council’s summer camps or volunteer at your local council service center or for a district or council event, such as a camporee.
4. Visit the BSA Alumni Connection page of the 100th Anniversary Web site. Use at least one of the features to personally reconnect with Scouting and share the link to the site with at least one other Scouting alumnus.
5. Become a financial contributor to your local council, or volunteer in any of its fundraising efforts.
6. Attend an event at an Adventure Base 100 tour site. Invite and bring a friend with you.

Community Service

1. Team up with a unit to participate in at least two hours of community service.
2. Work with your local Scout service center to help it identify Scouting alumni. Become familiar with all aspects of the BSA Alumni Connection Web site and arrange to speak to at least one community group about the 100th Anniversary and BSA Alumni Connection. Distribute BSA Alumni reconnection cards, available at your local Scout service center.
3. Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper or other publication. Share how Scouting influenced your understanding of service to others and commend local Scouts and leaders for the service they provide each year to the local community.
4. Encourage involvement in a local youth-led food collection drive by personally donating and providing participation information to one or more individuals.
5. Organize a community service project that benefits your community, through your employer or for any social, service, or religious group to which you may belong. Share with the members that you are a Scouting alumnus and distribute a BSA Alumni reconnection card, available at your local Scout service center.

Character

1. Do a Good Turn each day for at least seven consecutive days. If possible, leave an anonymous note informing the person that he or she is the recipient of a Scouting Good Turn in honor of the BSA’s 100th Anniversary.
2. Relearn, then recite the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Venturing Promise, Oath, or Law to a friend, family member, or group. Share how Scouting influenced your character.
3. If you become or are active with a Scout unit, lead an activity that encourages Scouts in exploring and developing their faith. If not, give support to a youth program at your religious institution.
4. Learn about and participate in a flag retirement ceremony.
5. Conduct a family project (such as any of the examples found in the Family Life merit badge pamphlet).

Outdoors

1. Start a new, or add to an existing, personal physical fitness regimen that includes an outdoor activity.
2. Contact your local Scout service center and arrange to assist with an upcoming outdoor activity.
3. Volunteer time and/or materials to help a Scouting unit or other family, youth, or adult group with a tree-planting or other conservation project.
4. Visit the "Get in the Game Geocaching” page on the 100th Anniversary Web site and participate in a BSA 100th Anniversary geocaching activity.



Notes

All of the requirements for this award must be completed and turned in by December 31, 2010. Ribbons are earned seperately and may be worn before all five ribbons are earned.

Requirement Resources

Year of Celebration Award

Achievement #6. Adventure Base 100

Community Service. Nothing But Nets, Habitat for Humanity, Our National Parks, American Red Cross, Arbor Day Foundation, Take Pride in America, The Salvation Army, Cell Phones for Soldiers, Preserve Our Waterways, 2010 US Census

External Links

Cub Scout requirements Boy Scout requirements Venturer requirements Adult Leader requirements Alumni requirements

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