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Cub Scout Pack 903
(Evanston, Illinois)
 
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Interpreter Strips



Boys and adults may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or the sign language for the hearing impaired by:

  1. Carrying on a five-minute conversation in this language.
  2. Translating a two-minute speech or address.
  3. Writing a letter in the language.*
  4. Translating 200 words from the written word.

*Does not apply for sign language.

Religious Emblems



Many religious-faith groups have programs of intensive religious education for individual Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Religious Emblems are designed to recognize youth and adults who demonstrate faith, observe the creeds or principles of the faith, and give service. Religious emblems are not Scouting awards; they are presented by religious groups to boys who earn them.

The Religious Emblems programs are administered by various religious institutions and recognized, but not sponsored, by the BSA. These are generally recognized by a medal and an embroidered square knot. In some denominations, four different awards may be available.

The square knot is worn on the uniform, above the left pocket. The medals are usually only worn on special occasions, pinned immediately above the top of the left pocket flap of the uniform shirt.

Youth may earn an emblem whether or not they are members of a unit operated by a religious organization. The intent of the program is to work directly with your own religious leader or, in some cases, a layperson designated by that religious leader.

Adult Leaders can also earn this award.

For more information, contact your religious institution, or go here:
http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Religious_Emblems

National Den Award



The National Den Award recognizes dens that conduct a quality, year-round program.Service projects, field trips, character development, and Cub Scout camping areareas that are emphasized. Dens earn the award as a team, not as individual denmembers. The recognition is a ribbon for the den flag.

To earn the National Den Award, a Cub Scout den must

A. Have at least 50 percent of the den’s Tigers, Cub Scouts, or Webelos Scouts attendtwo Den meetings and one pack meeting or activity each month of the year.

B. Complete six of the following during the year:

  1. Use the denner system within the den.
  2. In a Tiger den, use shared leadership and rotate the boy/adult host team.
  3. Have 50 percent of the den go on three field trips per year. A field trip may be used in place of a den meeting.
  4. As a den, attend a Cub Scout day camp, Cub Scout or Webelos Scout resident camp, or a council family camping event with at least 50 percent of the den membership.
  5. Conduct three den projects or activities leading to a discussion of the Scout Law.
  6. Have 50 percent of the den earn at least three elective adventure loops or adventure pins.
  7. Have 50 percent of the den participate in a patriotic ceremony or parade.
  8. Have 50 percent of the den participate in a den conservation/resource project.
  9. Have 50 percent of the den participate in at least one den service project.

Pack 903 Dens have earned the following:
2017: Tiger, Wolf, & Bear Dens

2016: Tiger, Bear, & Webelos Dens

2015: Tiger, Wolf, Bear & Dens

Emergency Preparedness Award



Individual Emergency Preparedness Award Requirements

Tiger Cub Requirements

  1. Cover a family fire plan and drill, and what to do if separated from the family.
  2. Discuss a family emergency plan with the family.
  3. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency.
  4. Take a nationally recognized first-aid course geared toward children such as American Red Cross First Aid for Children Today (FACT).
  5. Join a safe kids program such as McGruff Child Identification, Internet Safety, or Safety at Home.
  6. Show and tell your family household what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.

Wolf Cub Scout Requirements

  1. Create a checklist to keep your home safe.
  2. Discuss a family emergency plan with the family.
  3. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency.
  4. Learn emergency skills and care for choking, wounds, nosebleeds, falls, and animal bites. The emergency skills should include responses for fire safety, poisoning, water accidents, substance abuse, and more.
  5. Join a safe kids program such as the McGruff Child Identification program. Put on a training program for your family or den on stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
  6. Make a presentation to your family on what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.

Bear Cub Scout Requirements

  1. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency.
  2. Learn how to shut off utilities to your home in an emergency.
  3. Learn simple rescue techniques.
  4. Learn emergency skills and care for choking, wounds, nosebleeds, falls, and animal bites. The emergency skills should include responses for fire safety, poisoning, water accidents, substance abuse, and more.
  5. Put together a family emergency kit for use in the home.
  6. Organize a safe kids program such as the McGruff Child Identification program. Put on a training program for your family or den on stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
  7. Make a small display or give a presentation for your family or den on what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.

Webelos Scout Requirements

  1. Learn rescue techniques.
  2. Build a family emergency kit, with an adult family member participating in the project.
  3. Take a first-aid course.
  4. Learn to survive extreme weather situations.
  5. Learn about stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
  6. Give a presentation to your den on preparing for emergencies.

Messengers of Peace



In terms of the Messengers Of Peace initiative, peace encompasses three dimensions:

  1. The personal dimension: harmony, justice, and equality
  2. The community dimension: peace as opposed to hostility or violent conflict
  3. Relationships between humankind and its environment: security, social and economic welfare, and relationship with the environment

Any Scout or Scouter who participates in a project that has had a significant impact on the community in any one of the three dimensions above can qualify as a Messenger of Peace.

National Summertime Pack Award



The National Summertime Pack Award is earned when at least 50% of the Pack participates in 3 summertime events; 1 each in June, July, & August.  When this happens, the Pack earns a ribbon for the Pack flag.

Each Scout that participates in all three events also earns a pin for their rank.

Pack 903 has earned the National Summertime Pack Award the following years:
2017
2016
2015
2009
2007
1995

Outdoor Activity Award


Requirements

All Ranks

Attend Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camp, and do the following:

Rank-Specific



Tiger: Complete the Backyard Jungle adventure from the Tiger Handbook, and complete four of the outdoor activities listed below.

Wolf: Complete the Paws on the Path adventure from the Wolf Handbook, and complete five of the outdoor activities listed below.

Bear: Complete the Bear Necessities adventure from the Bear Handbook, and complete six of the outdoor activities listed below.

Webelos: Complete the Webelos Walkabout adventure from the Webelos Handbook, and complete seven of the outdoor activities listed below.

Outdoor Activities

These activities must be in addition to any similar activities counted for rank advancement, and can be accomplished as a family, den, or pack.

  • 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 aquatics activity. This can be an organized swim meet or just a den, pack, or family 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 interfaith 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.
  • Invent an outside game and play it outside with friends for 30 minutes.
Pack 903 Scouts have earned the Outdoor Activity Award:
2018 - 6 Scouts earned the award
2017 - 7 Scouts earned the award
2016 - 5 Scouts earned the award
2015 - 1 Scout earned the award

World Conservation Award



The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Wolf Scouts, Bear Scouts, WebelosScouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers to “think globally” and “act locally” to preserve and improveour environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely relatedthrough natural resources, and that we and our world environment are interdependent.

Requirements for this award must be completed in addition to any similar requirements completed for rank.

Wolf Scout

  • Earn the Paws on the Path adventure.
  • Earn the Grow Something adventure.
  • Complete requirements 1 and 2 from the Spirit of the Water adventure.
  • Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above.

Bear Scout

  • Earn thee Fur, Feathers, & Ferns adventure.
  • Earn either the Bear Goes Fishing adventure.
  • Complete requirement 3 from the Baloo the Builder adventure by constructing a bird feeder or a bird house as one of the options.
  • Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above.

Webelos Scouts (Including Webelos II's earning the Arrow of Light award)

  • Earn thee Building a Better World adventure.
  • Earn the Into the Wild adventure.
  • Earn the Into the Woods adventure.
  • Earn the Earth Rocks adventure.
  • Complete requirements 1, 3a, and 3b in the Adventures in Science adventure.
  • Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above.

Journey Towards Excellence



Journey Towards Excellence is an award that is earned by the Pack completing various tasks including camping, service projects, adult training, recruiting new Scouts, and retaining existing Scouts.  The parameters tend to change a bit each year, and Units can earn Bronze, Silver, or Gold awards if they qualify.

The Unit gets a ribbon for their Pack flag, and they Scouts can purchase patches for their uniform for $1.59 each.

In 2015, Pack 903 earned the Gold Award, the highest that can be earned!
2011 Gold

Quality Unit Awards
2010
2003
2002
1994