Uniform & Awards

Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification. The uniform is a reminder of the member's commitment to character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Awards displayed on the uniform mark the progress of every Scout and leader in achieving these goals and successfully practicing Scouting's ideals.

Cub Scouting Uniforms
An overview of the uniforms of Cub Scouting, from Tiger Cubs through Webelos Scouts, along with male and female leader uniform options.

BSA Insignia Guide
The BSA Insignia Guide presents detailed information to enable our members to wear the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.

Adult Leader Awards
The Boy Scouts of America provides a myriad of awards to recognize Cub Scout leaders for their training, experience, and service to youth and the community.

The Cub Scout Advancement Program
Advancement is the process by which a boy progresses from badge to badge, learning new skills as he goes.

Cub Scouts Academics and Sports Program
The Academics subjects and Sports activities allow boys to learn new techniques, increase scholarship skills, develop sportsmanship, and have fun.

Other Youth Awards
In addition to the awards available through the Cub Scout advancement and Academics and Sports programs, Cub Scouts may earn several individual awards.

Unit Awards
Several awards and recognitions are awarded to an entire unit—a den or a pack—rather than to individual members.

Cub Scout 75th Anniversary Award
These special awards are available for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and any registered leader who works with Cub Scouts.

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.

Emergency Preparedness BSA
The emergencies of today's world demand more than ever that our young people and adults be trained as individuals and as units to meet emergency situations. This program fosters skills in our youth and adult members so that they can participate effectively in this crucial service to their families, communities, and nation.

BSA Physical Fitness Award
The BSA Physical Fitness Award is designed to heighten fitness awareness and to help change the lifestyles of American youth and adults to improve the quality of their lives.

Religious Emblems
To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed religious emblems programs.