Earning the Cyber Chip is a requirement for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos ranks. Cub Scouts complete the requirement by visiting www.netsmartz.org/scouting and completing the age-appropriate activities.
If a Cub Scout’s family does not have access to the internet, the Cyber Chip requirement for rank advancement can by waived by the parent or guardian.
Encourages youth to be prepared, productive, self-reliant adults active in their communities; involves earning emergency preparedness–related advancement, personal development, preparing an emergency kit, and presentations.
Scouting is a worldwide organization and encourages youth and adults to share their culture and heritage with others. The interpreter strip informs others that you can communicate in a foreign language, American sign language, or Morse code. Youth and adults may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or the sign language for the hearing impaired by:
- Carrying on a five-minute conversation in this language
- Translating a two-minute speech or address
- Writing a letter in the language (does not apply for sign language)
- Translating 200 words from the written word
Launched in September 2011, Messengers of Peace is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace. Using state-of-the-art social media, the initiative lets Scouts from around the world share what they’ve done and inspire fellow Scouts to undertake similar efforts in their own communities. The initiative is inspired by the World Scout Committee, administered by the World Scout Bureau, and driven by youth volunteers worldwide.
When Scouts are having a great time they naturally want to invite friends who are not involved to join. To recognize those Cub Scouts who recruit a friend to join the pack, there is the recruiter strip. This patch is worn on the bottom left pocket of the uniform. When a Cub Scout invites friends to join the pack, once one of those friends has joined, they earn the patch.
Most of the major religious bodies in the United States have programs to recognize Cub Scouts who demonstrate faith, observe their creeds or principles, and give service.
The Religious Emblem, typically a medal, are not Scouting awards; however, they may be worn on the upper left pocket of the Cub Scout uniform.
Pictured at left is a Religious Knot, for youth, worn centered above the left pocket of the uniform to represent that a religious emblem has been earn.
To earn the SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge Award, you are required to meet a daily activity goal of 30 minutes a day for adults and 60 minutes a day for youth under 18 for at least five days a week, for six out of eight weeks. Stick with the program and you will earn an award in less than two months.
Tigers to Webelos Scouts can earn awards for learning the safety rules and participating in three different disciplines of shooting sports: archery, BB gun, and slingshot. Shooting sports can only be conducted on a district or council level such as council-organized family camps, Cub Scout resident camp, or Cub Scout day camps.
These activities require BSA trained adult leaders who have learned the specific rules and regulations around shooting sports with Cub Scout–aged children. Individual dens or packs may not conduct shooting sports activities even if they have an adult leader in their den or pack that has the appropriate training.
Lions are not eligible to earn Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award.
Cub Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award in each of the program years, as long as the requirements are completed each year. The first time the award is earned, the Cub Scout will receive the pocket flap award (shown to the left), which is to be worn on the right pocket flap of the uniform shirt.
Each successive time the award is earned, a Wolf Track pin may be added to the flap. Leaders should encourage Cub Scouts to build on skills and experiences from previous years when working on the award for a successive year. All Cub Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.
The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Wolf Scouts, Bear Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers to “think globally” and “act locally” to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources , and that we and our world environment are interdependent.