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Baloo's Bugle

January 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 6
February 2007 Theme

Theme: Aloha, Cub Scouts
Webelos: Scholar & Engiineer
Tiger Cub



The World Conservation Award is worn on the uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a TEMPORARY patch.  Only ONE Temporary patch may be worn at a time, but Cub or Webelos Scouts may wear the Progress Through Ranks (Immediate Recognition) or Webelos Compass Points Emblem suspended from the right pocket button in addition to any temporary patch sewn on the pocket.

The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Cub Scouts (or 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 are interdependent with our world environment.

The Cub Scout version of the World Conservation Award can be earned by Wolf or Bear Cub Scouts, and by Webelos Scouts.

This award can be earned only once while you are in Cub Scouting (i.e. as either a Wolf Cub Scout, a Bear Cub Scout, or as a Webelos Scout).

As a Wolf Cub Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following:

Complete achievement #7 - Your Living World

Complete all Arrow Points in 2 of the following 3 Electives:

#13 - Birds

#15 - Grow Something

#19 - Fishing

Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above

As a Bear Cub Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following:

Complete achievement #5 - SHARING YOUR WORLD WITH WILDLIFE

Complete all requirements in 2 of the following 3 electives:

#2 - Weather

#12 - Nature Crafts

#15 - Water and Soil Conservation

Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above

As a Webelos Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following:

Earn the Forester activity badge.

Earn the Naturalist activity badge.

Earn the Outdoorsman activity badge.

Participate in a den or pack conservation project.

See Den and Pack activities sections for ideas for Conservation Projects.

I found out in preparing this issue of Baloo my council has a Conservation Award available for all three levels of Scouts.  I am going to include the requirements for it in my RT edition of Baloo.  CD

Maybe your council has an award, too!  Check it out.

Knot of the Month

Community Organization Award
Kommissioner Karl
Buckeye Council, BSA

Many national organizations have created their own award to recognize service to Scouting by its members.  BSA has recognized this category of awards with a gold on purple square knot badge with a gold border.  See the following page on BSA's web site for additional information:  http://www.scouting.org/factsheets/02-582.html

The concept of the Community Organization Award is similar to the adult religious recognition program in that the award itself and the criteria for granting the award are under the ownership and auspices of the particular national chartered organization that presents the award. The intent of the national Uniform and Insignia Committee is to provide a square knot for Scouters who have received a BSA-accepted and -authorized award from a national community organization.

As of June 1, 2005, there are ten awards that fall into this classification:

  • Marvin M. Lewis Award of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE),
  • Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award,
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Scouter's Achievement Award,
  • American Legion Scouting Square Knot Award,
  • Department of Defense—United States Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal,
  • Herbert G. Horton Alpha Phi Omega Youth Service Award of the Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity,
  • Cliff Dochterman Award of the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians;
  • Ruritan Scout Leader Community Service Award of Ruritan National Service Clubs,
  • Raymond A. Finley , Jr. Sea Scout Service Award of the United States Power Squadrons.

The George Meany Award of the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is also part of this category, but retains the use of the original square knot designed for the Meany Award.

The USSCouts web site athttp://www.usscouts.org/awards/community_org.html has links to help you learn more about each of the awards.

Kommisoner Karl completed his first Philmont Trek this summer!!!  Thank You  CD

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