Template:Recognitions for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program
A variety of recognition items are available for the boys who participate in the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. (Adults are not awarded with belt loops or pins.) Packs are encouraged to include the cost of these in their annual budgets. Packs may consider charging a fee to each participating Cub Scout and adult partner to cover the cost of these awards.
Belt loops are awarded to boys who complete the three belt loop requirements in an academic subject or sport. Participation can take place individually or with the family, in the den or pack, or in the school or community. Academics belt loops are gold, and Sports belt loops are silver.
Belt loops may be worn with the Cub Scout uniform on the Cub Scout belt. Webelos Scouts who have chosen to wear the khaki uniform may still wear the blue Cub Scout belt so as to display the belt loops they have earned.
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may choose to continue their involvement in an Academics or Sports area and earn the pin. Pins may be worn on the Cub Scout Academics and Sports letter.
Earning Loops and Pins multiple times
Many Webelos Scouts may earn belt loops and pins a second time to qualify for Webelos Activity Badges. All boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place to determine whether the pack or the boy's family will be responsible for the cost of awards that are earned more than once.
Academics and Sports Letter
The Academics and Sports letter ("C") is available to boys for displaying Academics and Sports pins that Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts earn. The letter, representing "Cub Scouts," can be worn on a sweater or jacket, or displayed or framed. It does not go on the uniform. There are no specific requirements for earning the letter, as it is designed merely to display pins.
The Cub Scout Academics and Sports pocket certificate (No. 33711A) is available as immediate recognition for boys involved in the program.
Medals come with blue and gold ribbons and are available in gold (No. 00936), silver (No. 00935), and bronze (No. 00934). Pack leaders may choose to award medals to boys for special recognition in the program.
A trophy for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program is available for presentation to boys, dens, or families at events such as pack and den tournaments. There are no specific requirements for the trophies.
This emblem (No. 00803) is available to all boys and adults who participate in the Academics and Sports program. Individuals may purchase them, or packs may decide to award them to everyone involved.