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Cub Scouts is a year-round family- and home-centered program that develops ethical decision-making skills for boys in the first through fifth grade (or who are 7, 8, 9, and 10 years old).

Fast Tracks help leaders plan each den meeting. MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University with topics ranging from Recruiting and the Den Leader Getting Started Guide to Training, Pinewood Derby, and Day Camp.

Cub Scout Leader Awards
Recognition awards are available to Cub Scout leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements. These awards are presented by the local council. All of the awards require the completion of Fast Start Training, Basic Leader Training for the position, Youth Protection training, and participation in roundtables or a pow wow or University of Scouting. Some require additional supplemental training. One or two years of registered service in the appropriate position is a requirement for each award, and tenure used for one award may not be used for another.

Monthly Themes
2009-2010
July Be A Sport
August Fun in the Sun
September   Cub Scout Pockets
October Jungle Safari
November Cub Scout Salute
December Holiday Lights
January Power Up!
February Happy Birthday, B.S.A.
March Take Flight
April Spring Into Action
May In the Spotlight
June Hoop-De-Doo!

All themes on one page: 2009  2010

2010-2011
July Celebrate Freedom
August Waves of Fun
September   Cub Scout Investigators
October Under the Big Top
November Cub Scouts Spread the News
December Winter Wonderland
January Road Work Ahead
February Turn Back the Clock
March Forces of Nature
April Scouting the Land Down Under
May Acorns to Oaks
June Cubs in Action

All themes on one page: 2010  2011

Fast Tracks Den Meeting plans
Cub Scout awards
Cub Scout Awards resources include 18 special awards plus
40 Belt Loops & Pins for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts,

In addition to the Cub Scout Ranks and electives, Cub Scouts may earn dozens of additional awards that exapnd upon the basic rank requriements. In addition, Cub Scouts may earn Honor awards to recognize outstanding good deeds.

The Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip can be earned by any registered Scout (youth or adult) who has a valid amateur radio license, of any class, issued by the FCC. The FCC has no minimum age requirement for the Technician license.
The Outdoor Activity Award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Boys may earn the award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed each year.
The Conservation Good Turn Award is an opportunity for Scout units to join with conservation or environmental organizations (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a conservation Good Turn in their home communities. Working together in the local community, the unit and the agency plan the details and establish the date, time and location for carrying out the project. It may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.
The Donor Awareness Patch is worn on the right pocket of the uniform as a temporary emblem. BSA has reduced their emphasis on this program, but has not discontinued it completely. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.
The Emergency Preparedness Award has different requirements for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and adults tailored for the abilities of each.
Interpreter Strip. Boys and adults may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or the sign language for the hearing impaired. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.
The National Summertime Award encourage packs to provide a year-round program by continuing to meet during the time periods when school is out of session for several weeks or months. Cub Scouts earn this pin by participating in three summertime pack events (one each in June, July, and August). This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.
The National Den Award recognizes dens that conduct a quality, year-round program. Service projects, field trips, character development, and Cub Scout camping are areas that are emphasized. Dens earn the award as a team, not as individual den members. The recognition is a ribbon for the den flag or den doodle. All Cub Scouts (Tigers through Webelos) may earn this.
The BSA's STEM/NOVA Awards program is designed to introduce and encourage further study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. A Scout may earn all four Nova awards. The Supernova awards are designed to inspire further study. It is recommended that you complete at least two Nova awards before starting the requirements for the Supernova award. This award may be earned by all registered Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.
The Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award is designed to introduce Scouts and create an awareness of Outdoor Ethics. It may be earned by all registered Scouts.
The Recruiter Strip is awarded to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and is worn below the right pocket on the uniform. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.
Religious Emblems, cloth, silver knot on purple, No. 05007, may be worn by youth or adult members who earned the knot as a youth member, above left pocket. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem. A knot device may be used to indicate during which level of Scouting the award was earned. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.
The Hornaday Unit Award may be earned by a Cub Scouting pack, Boy Scouting troop, Varsity Scouting team, Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship that plans and carries out at least one conservation project. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.
The World Conservation Award can be earned only once while you are in Cub Scouting (i.e. as either a Wolf, Bear, or Webelos Scout; but not by Tiger Cubs).
The BSA Family Award program helps families accomplish worthy goals while building and strengthening relationships among family members. All family members are encouraged to participate and may earn the award.
The International Spirit Award seeks to broaden knowledge of international Scouting and increase appreciation and awareness of different cultures and countries.
The Cub Scout Shooting Sports awards are for authorized Cub Scouts Shooting Sports-related activities.

Honor Awards

Medal of Merit, cloth, gold and blue on tan, blue to right, No. 05025. The Medal of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed some outstanding act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.
Honor Medal, cloth, red knot on tan, No. 05010. The Honor Medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save life at considerable risk to self.
James E West Fellowship Award, cloth, green and gold knot on tan, No. 05026, Scout or Scouter. For a donation of $1,000 or more to a council endowment. This award may be presented to a registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.

Adult awards

Additionally, there are many "square knots" that adults can earn, which are summarized at Scouter leadership awards. Some of the more common include:

Scouter's Training Award, cloth, green knot on tan, No. 05008, above left pocket. Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing leaders may earn the Scouter’s Training Award and may wear the Scouter’s Training Award knot with an appropriate device.

Cub Scout Den Leader Award, cloth, gold knot on blue, No. 05016. is available to Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Cub Scout Den Leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements.

Scouter's Key, cloth, green and white knot on tan, green to right, No. 05006, above left pocket. Recognizes certain leaders for completing at least three years of service, training, and quality program objectives. Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Coaches and Advisors may earn the Scouter’s Key Award and may wear the Scouter’s Key knot with an appropriate device.

Adult Religious award, cloth, purple knot on silver, No. 05014, may be worn by adult members presented with the recognition, above left pocket. Adults may wear both knots if they satisfy qualifying criteria. Presented for faithful service while an adult leader.

Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award Recognizes outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Asian American youth.

¡Scouting ... Vale la pena! Service Award Recognizes outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Hispanic American/Latino youth.

William T. Hornaday awards, cloth, blue, green, and white knot on tan. It recognizes unusual and distinguished service in natural resource conservation and environmental improvement at the regional, national, or international level.

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