The BSA Family Award
The BSA Family Award program offers activities to help strengthen all
families—whether two-parent, single-parent, or nontraditional. This
program helps families accomplish worthy goals while building and
strengthening relationships among family members. All family members are
encouraged to participate and may earn the award.
Some packs, through a volunteer family program chair, actively encourage
and support families pursuing this award. If your pack does not promote and
support the family program, your family may still participate on its own.
The BSA Family Activity Book (available at your local council service
center) gives all the requirements as well as step-by-step instructions for
earning the BSA Family Award.
To earn the award, a family must complete 10 activities within a 12-month
period. The family chooses one activity in two topics in each of the following
- Learning Through Fun and Adventure
- Strengthening Family Relationships
- Developing Personal Strengths
- Teaching Responsibility
- Handling Difficult Situations
When a family has completed the requirements, all family members are
eligible to receive an award certificate, patches for uniform wear, and/or
pins for non-uniform wear.