Other Scouting Info

Over Achievers


Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip; meritbadgedotorg

All Levels

 

American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Award; legion.org/shooting/about

Check with sponsor for age groups

 

Antarctic Scout Award; boyscouttrail.com

(Medal and knot)

Meant for Eagle Scouts age 17.5-21 Program has been discontinued by the National Science Foundation

 

Boy Scout Conservation Good Turn Award; boyscouttrail.org

S

 

BSA Board Sailing Award; BSA Requirements Book; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Patch available through the Scout Shop)

S, SS, V, A, Var

 

BSA Family Award(s); Requirements and material available at the Scout Shop

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

C, W

 

BSA Kayaking Award; BSA Requirements Book; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Patch available through the Scout Shop)

S, SS, V, A, Var

 

BSA Lifeguard; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

S, SS, V, A, Var

 

BSA Stand Up Paddleboard Award; scouting.org/stand up paddleboard award

S, SS, V, Var, A

 

BSA S.C.U.B.A. Award; BSA Requirements Book; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

S, SS, V, A, Var

  

BSA Snorkeling Award; BSA Requirements Book; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

S, SS, V, A, Var

 

BSA Veterans Award; tac-bsa.org/Resources_files/veteran_award_apppdf

A

 

Conservation Good Turn Award; boyscouttrail.com

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

C, W

 

Crime Prevention Award*; usssp.org

(Patch & Certificate may be available through the Scout Shop)

All Levels

 

Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program (Belt Loops and Pins); meritbadge.org; usssp.org; Program materials/Manual available at the Scout Shop

(Belt Loops & Pins available through the Scout Shop)

C, W

 

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

C (Available for each of the Cub Scout Ranks), W

 

Cub Scout Shooting Award:  BSA Shooting Sports Manual pg. 90

C

 

Den Chief Service Award; usssp.org; meritbadge.org; BSA Requirements Book

S, V, Var

 

Donor Awareness Award*; Ask a local organ donation organization to talk with the Scouts (EX: Lifeline of Ohio)/ Scouts tell at least 2 people about organ, blood, tissue donation.

(Patches have been available through the Scout Shop)

All Levels

 

Emergency Preparedness Award; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Pin available through the Scout Shop)

All Levels

 

Fireman's Chit; BSA Handbook; BSA Requirements Book; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Patch & Card available through the Scout Shop)

S

 

Founder; boyscouttrail.com

All Levels

 

High Adventure Triple Crown Award; boyscouttrail.com

S, SS, V, Var, A

  

Historic Trails Award; BSA Requirements Book; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

All Levels; May be earned multiple times

 

Hometown USA Award; meritbadge.com

(Patch available through the Scout Shop)

S, SS, V, Var

 

Hornaday Award(s); BSA Requirements Book; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Check with BSA National, www.souting.org, or Council Conservation Committee for recognitions)

All Levels

 

International Activity Badge; usssp.org

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

All Levels

Replaced by International Spirit Award

 

International Spirit Award; scouting.org/awards

All Levels; Replaces the International Activity Badge & International Youth Exchange

 

International Youth Exchange Emblem; usssp.org

(Patch order information also on link)

S, SS, V, Var, A

Replaced by International Spirit Award

 

Internet Scout Patch; usssp.org

(Patch available at same website)

All Levels

 

Interpreters Strip; BSA Requirements Book; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

All Levels

 

James M Stewart Good Citizenship Award; usssp.org; jimmy.org

(Patch & Medal available through website)

All Levels

 

Leave No Trace Awareness Award; BSA Requirements Book; usssp.org; meritbadge.com

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

S, V, SS, Var, A

 

Long Cruise Award; Sea Scout Manual

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

SS, A

 

Mile Swim Award; usssp.org; BSA Requirements Book; meritbadge.org

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

S, V, A, SS, Var

 

National Camping Award*; 100; 250; 500; 1000-Individual/Unit; boyscouttrail.org

(Patches may be available through the Scout Shop)

S, SS, V, A, Var

 

National Den Award; boyscouttrail.org

C, W

 

National Honor Patrol Award; meritbadge.org

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

S

 

National Outdoor Achievement Award; boyscouttrail.org

S

 

National Outdoor Badges; boyscouttrail.org

S

 

National Outdoor Challenge Unit Award; boyscouttrai;.org

Boy Scout Troop Unit Award

 

National Summertime Pack Award/Unit Award; meritbadge.com

(Certificate and Unit Ribbon available through District Executive)

Cub Scout Packs


NOVA Awards; meritbadge.com

C; S; V; SS; Var

 

PALA Award; scouting.org

S, SS, V, Var

 

Paul Bunyan Award; usssp,org; BSA Requirements Book; meritbadge.com

(Patch available through the Scout Shop)

S, SS, V, Var

 

Physical Fitness Award*; usssp.org; meritbadge.org

(This has been discontinued.  Check with local Scout Shop.)

All Levels

 

Pro-Archer Award: meritbadge.org

Cub Scouts

Pro-Marksmanship Award; meritbadge.org

Cub Scouts

 

Ready and Prepared Award/Unit; usssp.org; boyscouttrail.com

(Patch and Unit Ribbon available through the Scout shop)

S, SS, V, Var

 

Recruiter Strip; Recruit one youth to your Unit

(Patch available through the Scout Shop)

All Levels

 

Religious Emblems; praypub.org

(Knot and device available through the Scout Shop; Medals available through Religious Organizations)

All Levels

Note: Most adult awards must be bestowed or awarded; can not be earned

 

Scouting The Web Patch; scoutingtheweb.com

(Check website for patch order)

C, W

 

Scout Internet Patch; scoutinternetaward.com

(Check website for patch order)

C, S, A, V, SS, Var

  

Sea Badge Underway; scouting.org/awards

Adult Sea Scout Leaders

 

SEAL Training Award; Sea Scout Manual

(Pin received on successful completion of course)

SS

 

The Congressional Award; congressionalaward.org

Ages 14 to 23


The President's Challenge Award; presidentschallenge.org

All Levels

 

Totin' Chip; BSA Requirement's Book

S

 

United States Heritage Award; usssp.org

(Patch & Medal available through same website)

All Levels

 

“W” Webelos Super Achiever Award; Earn ALL of the Webelos Activity Pins

(Patches are available through the Simon Kenton Scout Shop)

W

 

Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award; scouting.org/awards

V

 

Whittling Chip; BSA Handbook; meritbadge.org; BSA Requirements Book

(Patch & Card available through the Scout Shop)

S

 

World Conservation Award; usssp.org; meritbadge.org; (Boy Scout Req's; BSA Requirement's Book)

S, C (Can be earned only once as a Cub Scout, no req's listed for Tigers)

 

Young American Award; usssp.org

(Check website for program and recognition acquisition)

V, SS (Ages 19-25)

 

Young Patriotism Award(s); youthpatriotism.org

(Heritage; Freedom; Citizenship; Service) Four different opportunities

All levels

 

50 Miler Award; BSA Requirements Book; usssp.org; meritbadge.com

(Patches available through the Scout Shop)

May be earned multiple times

All Levels

 

100 Mile Hiking Award; eteamz.com/tecumseh100milehiker

May be earned multiple time

All Levels

 

Awards were listed in alphabetical order.

Legend: C= Cub Scout; W= Webelos; S= Boy Scouts; SS= Sea Scouts V= Venturer;     Var= Varsity Scouts; A=Adults

 

Resources:

usssp.org

boyscouttrail.com

meritbadge.com

macscouter.com

BSA Requirement's Book

Scout Program Manual's (Boy Scout Handbook, Cub Rank Books, Sea Scout Manual, etc.)

 

This has been meant to be a comprehensive list, although there are several awards/recognitions that were intentionally left out.  EX: “Spirit of the Eagle Award” this award is given posthumously, and I didn't think it was appropriate to list.

I also didn't include most of the “Knot” recognition program.  This has been covered under another project.  I didn't include most of the training awards, (Wood Badge, Sea Badge, Powder Horn, etc.), again, covered elsewhere.  Rank awards were not covered, again, covered elsewhere.

Awards that had time limits that would expire in short order were also not listed.

Although I listed the resources where I found information, these are certainly not the only resources available.  Some recognition’s are local and I endeavored to include resources to acquire requirements and recognitions. 

If you have information on additional awards/recognitions for youth or adults, especially those unique to your Council, please forward the information to:

 

Tom Ross

tross@troop844.org

 

I am always on the prowl for any opportunity I can bring for Scouts and Scouters with whom I come in contact.

Have fun earning all of these!

Please share them with your Scouts and those Scouter's you meet along the way.

Disclaimers, Several of these Awards are not necessarily recognized by BSA.  Check with your DE in regards to wearing some of the recognitions.  There are some uniform Nazi's out there.  Our Scouts don't need to be exposed.

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