Hey Pack 28,

When summer ends and the new school year starts, that a good time to look over your summer activities and see if your boy qualifies for the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.  For those parents of boys who attended Cub Scout summer camp, you'll find that many of the activities the boys participated in satisfy some of the requirements below.  Take a look, and if you son qualifies, let your den leader know so you boy can be awarded the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award or any other awards at our next Pack meeting.


Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

Tiger Cubs, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Boys may earn the award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed each year. The first time the award is earned, the boy will receive the pocket flap award, 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 boys to build on skills and experiences from previous years when working on the award for a successive year.


All Ranks

Attend Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camp.


Tiger Cubs

Complete one requirement in Achievement 5, "Let's Go Outdoors" (Tiger Cub Handbook) and complete three of the outdoor activities listed below.

Wolf Cub Scouts

Assemble the "Six Essentials for Going Outdoors" (Wolf Handbook, Elective 23b) and discuss their purpose, and complete four of the outdoor activities listed below.

Bear Cub Scouts

Earn the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Award (Bear Handbook, Elective 25h) and compete five of the outdoor activities listed below.

Webelos Scouts

Earn the Outdoorsman Activity Badge (Webelos Handbook) and complete six of the outdoor activities listed below.

Outdoor Activities

With your den, pack, or family:

Participate in a nature hike in your local area. This can be on an organized, marked trail, or just a hike to observe nature in your area.
Participate in an outdoor activity such as a picnic or park fun day.
Explain the buddy system and tell what to do if lost. Explain the importance of cooperation.
Attend a pack overnighter. Be responsible by being prepared for the event.
Complete an outdoor service project in your community.
Complete a nature/conservation project in your area. This project should involve improving, beautifying, or supporting natural habitats. Discuss how this project helped you to respect nature.
Earn the Summertime Pack Award.
Participate in a nature observation activity. Describe or illustrate and display your observations at a den or pack meeting.
Participate in an outdoor aquatic activity. This can be an organized swim meet or just a den or pack swim.
Participate in an outdoor campfire program. Perform in a skit, sing a song, or take part in a ceremony.
Participate in an outdoor sporting event.
Participate in an outdoor Scout's Own or other worship service.
Explore a local city, county, state, or national park. Discuss with your den how a good citizen obeys the park rules.
The award requirements are detailed in the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award brochure, No. 13-228.