As we enter the last months of the Scouting Year, leadership within your unit most certainly will go through some changes. Volunteers may take on new positions or even move on to different units. Make sure you recognize them for the great job they did this year, taking time out of their lives to help run your unit, help the charter organization deliver a youth program and specially for helping our youth be Prepared. For Life.
Recognition awards are available to Cub Scout leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements.
- Cub Scout Leader Training 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. Click here for more information, including award requirements.
- Unit Leader Award
The Unit Leader Award of Merit replaces the Scoutmaster, Varsity Team Coach, and Venturing Crew Advisor award of merit programs. This new recognition has revised requirements and may be earned by Cubmasters as well.
- Religious Emblems
To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, many religious groups have instituted programs that enable adults that mentor youth to earn a religious emblem. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on leaders’ official uniforms. However, the emblems are awarded through the various religious organizations rather than the BSA.
For a complete list of approved emblems programs, including a list of awards that are provided by each faith, see the Religious Emblems Programs.
- Additional Awards
Please visit Awards Central to view additional awards available.