Individual Scouting Awards

Religious Emblems

The Religious Emblems programs are developed by the national religious organizations to encourage their members to grow stronger in their faith. The scouting agencies have approved of these programs and allow the awards to be worn on the official uniforms, but the emblems are created and administered by the various religious groups.

The above link will take you to PrayPub.org which host the requirements for each faith's award requirements.

Totin' Chip

This certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools. The Scout must show his Scout leader, or someone designated by his leader, that he understands his responsibility to do the following:

  1. Read and understand woods tools use and safety rules from the Boy Scout Handbook.
  2. Demonstrate proper handling, care, and use of the pocket knife, ax, and saw.
  3. Use knife, ax, and saw as tools, not playthings.
  4. Respect all safety rules to protect others.
  5. Respect property. Cut living and dead trees only with permission and good reason.
  6. Subscribe to the Outdoor Code.

The Scout's "Totin' Rights" can be taken from him if he fails in his responsibility

Firem'n Chip

This certification grants a Scout the right to carry matches and build campfires. The Scout must show his Scout leader, or someone designated by his leader, that he understands his responsibility to do the following:

  1. Read and understand fire use and safety rules from the Boy Scout Handbook.
  2. Secure necessary permit (regulations vary by locality).
  3. Clear all flammable vegetation at least 5 feet in all directions from fire (total 10 feet).
  4. Attend to fires at all times.
  5. Keep fire-fighting tools (water and/or shovel) readily available.
  6. Leave fire only when it is cold out.
  7. Subscribe to the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace.

The Scout's "Firem'n Rights" can be taken from him if he fails in his responsibility.

Leave no Trace

  1. Recite and explain the principles of Leave No Trace.
  2. On three separate camping/backpacking trips demonstrate and practice the principles of Leave No Trace.
  3. Earn the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges.
  4. Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project.
  5. Give a 10-minute presentation on a Leave No Trace topic approved by your Scoutmaster.
  6. Draw a poster or build a model to demonstrate the differences in how we camp or travel in high-use and pristine areas.

World Conservation 

You can earn this award by earning the following merit badges:

  1. Environmental Science merit badge.
  2. Either Soil and Water Conservation or Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge.
  3. Citizenship in the World merit badge.

Den Chief

  1. Serve the pack faithfully for one full year.
  2. Attend a den chief training (if available within year of service) OR be trained by the assistant Cubmaster and den leader.
  3. Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  4. Help Cub Scouts achieve the purpose of Cub Scouting.
  5. Be the activities assistant in den meetings.
  6. Set a good example by attitude and uniforming.
  7. Be a friend to the boys in the den.
  8. Take part in weekly meetings.
  9. Assist the den at the monthly pack program.
  10. Know the importance of the monthly theme.
  11. Meet as needed with the adult members of the den, pack, or troop.
  12. Complete FOUR of these projects:
    1. Serve as a staff member of a Cub Scout special event, such as a Scouting show, bicycle rodeo, etc.
    2. Serve as a staff member of a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp.
    3. Advance one Boy Scout rank.
    4. Assist in recruiting three new Cub Scouts.
    5. Assist three Webelos Scouts to join a troop.
    6. Help to plan and carry out a joint pack-troop activity.
    7. Recommend to your Scoutmaster another Boy Scout to be a den chief.