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<center><big>MeritBadge.Org offers resources for hundreds of [[Awards]] for [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scouts]], [[Boy Scout Portal|Boy Scouts]], and [[Venturing Portal|Venturers]].<br> Rank resources are on the [[Main Page]]. Adult leaders may be recognized with [[Scouter Awards]].</big></center><br>
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:''For youth advancement information on all Scouting programs, see [[Advancement]].''
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== Youth awards ==
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Youth members from the Scouting program phases may earn various awards.
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'''Advancement awards''' are earned by completing requirements along a set advancement trail that may include other ranks or awards. Examples of advancement awards include the ''Arrow of Light Award'' and the ''Venturing Gold Award''.
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'''Special opportunity awards''' are the other awards not part of a program advancement trail that recognizes the youth member for achievements in a field of interest, service, activity or other accomplishment. Examples of special opportunities awards include the ''William T. Hornaday Award'', ''BSA Lifeguard'', or a religious emblem.
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=== Cub Scouting advancement awards ===
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:*[[Arrow of Light award]] - The highest award in Cub Scouting.
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=== Cub Scouting awards and special opportunities ===
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{{Cub Scout awards}}
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=== Boy Scouting advancement awards ===
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:*[[Scout Badge|Scout badge]] - Boy Scouting joining requirements
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:*[[Eagle Scout|Eagle Scout Award]] - The highest award in Boy Scouting; both an advancement award and a rank.
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:*[[Eagle Palms]] - Recognition for further service, growth and tenure in Scouting.
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=== Boy Scouting special opportunities awards ===
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{{Boy Scout awards}}
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==== Boy Scouting Venture patrol ====
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Available to youth Boy Scouts in troops with an active Venture patrol.
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:* [[Venture Patrol Letter]]
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:* [[Venture Patrol Activity Pins]]
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=== Varsity Scouting advancement awards ===
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:* [[Varsity Scout Letter]]
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:* [[Varsity Scout Letter Bar]]
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:* [[Varsity Scout Activity Pins]]
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:* [[Denali Award]] - The highest award in Varsity Scouting.
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The basis of Varsity Scouts advancement is the Boy Scout Eagle trail.
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=== Varsity Scouting special opportunities awards ===
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Varsity Scouts may earn all Boy Scout special opportunities awards.
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=== Venturing advancement awards ===
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==== The basic advancement system ====
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:*[[Venturing Bronze Award]]
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::* [[Sports Bronze Award]]
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::* [[Religious and Community Life Bronze Award]]
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::* [[Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award]]
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::* [[Outdoor Bronze Award]]
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::* [[Sea Scout Bronze Award]]
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:* [[Venturing Gold Award]]
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:*[[Venturing Silver Award]] - The highest award in Venturing.
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==== Expert-level awards ====
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:* [[TRUST Award]]
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:* [[Ranger Award]]
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Male Venturers who have achieved First Class as a Boy Scout or a Varsity Scout may earn all Boy Scout awards until 18 years old.
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=== Venturing special opportunities awards ===
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:* [[Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award]]
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:* [[World Conservation Award (Venturing)|World Conservation Award]]
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:* [[William T. Hornaday Awards (Venturing)|William T. Hornaday Award for Venturers]]
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:* Venturing Leadership Award
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:* Young American Award
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:* [[BSA Lifeguard]]
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:* [[Physical Fitness Award|BSA Physical Fitness Award]]
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:* [[Boardsailing BSA]]
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:* Conservation Good Turn Award
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:* [[Emergency Preparedness Award]]
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:* [[50 Miler Award]]
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:* [[Historic Trails Award]]
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:* International Activity Badge
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:* International Youth Exchange Emblem
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:* [[Interpreter Strip]]
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:* [[Kayaking BSA]]
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:* [[Mile Swim, BSA]]
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=== Sea Scouting advancement awards ===
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:* [[Quartermaster Award]] - The highest award in Sea Scouting; both an advancement award and a rank.
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Male Sea Scouts who have achieved First Class as a Boy Scout or a Varsity Scout may earn all Boy Scout awards until 18 years old.
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=== Sea Scouting special opportunities awards ===
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:* Long Cruise Badge
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:* Small Boat Handler bar
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:* Qualified Seaman bar
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:* SEAL Training Award
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:* Standard Sea Scout Ship Award
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:* USPS Finley Sea Scout Service Award
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:* [[Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award]]
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:* [[World Conservation Award (Venturing)|World Conservation Award]]
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:* [[William T. Hornaday Awards (Venturing)|William T. Hornaday Award for Venturers]]
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:* Venturing Leadership Award
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:* Young American Award
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:* [[BSA Lifeguard]]
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:* [[Physical Fitness Award|BSA Physical Fitness Award]]
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:* International Activity Badge
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:* [[Interpreter Strip]]
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==Adult leader awards==
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===Recognition for Cub Scout leaders===
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Cub Scout leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements are recognized by a system of awards.
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*[[Cubmaster Award]]
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*[[Cub Scout Den Leader Award]]
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*[[Tiger Cub Den Leader Award]]
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*[[Webelos Den Leader Award]]
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The Cub Scouter Award is available to any leader, while the Tiger Cub Den Leader Award, Cub Scout Den Leader Award, Webelos Den Leader Award and the Cubmaster Award are available to those who have held the respective positions. These awards are recognized by a certificate and an embroidered square knot insignia. (Medallions for most awards were discontinued in 2001.)
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===Series awards===
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These awards are part of a series used in several of the BSA programs.
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====Scouter's Training Award====
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{{Main|Scouter's Training Award}}
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====Scouter's Key====
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{{Main|Scouter's Key}}
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====Award of Merit====
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{{Main|Award of Merit}}
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====Adult Religious Awards====
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===Other Leadership and training awards===
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===Additional Recognition for Varsity Scout leaders===
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Adult Varsity leaders may earn the [[Varsity Letter]] and [[Varsity Scout Activity Pins]]. They meet the same requirements as the youth and must also complete Fast Start and Basic Leader Training (New Leader Essentials and Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training), attend six Varsity Roundtables, and complete a minimum of six months tenure.
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===Additional Recognition for Commissioners===
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In addition to the Series awards mentioned above, commissioners can also earn the:
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===Leadership and training awards===
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*[[Powder Horn]]
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*[[Wood Badge]]
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*[[Distinguished Eagle Scout Award]]
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*Community Organization Awards
*Community Organization Awards
**Boy Scout Volunteer Award, NSSAR
**Boy Scout Volunteer Award, NSSAR
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**Scouting Square Knot Award, American Legion
**Scouting Square Knot Award, American Legion
**United States Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, United States Department of Defense
**United States Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, United States Department of Defense
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Recognizes outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds.
 
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Recognizes outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Hispanic American/Latino youth.
 
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*[[ScoutReach National President's Award]]
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*[[Dr. Frank "Tick" Coleman Service Award]]
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[[Category:Awards]]
[[Category:Awards]]

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MeritBadge.Org offers resources for hundreds of Awards for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.
Rank resources are on the Main Page. Adult leaders may be recognized with Scouter Awards.

See also: Cub Scout Awards
Honor Awards

List of all Scouting Awards

Venture Patrol
Honor Awards

Varsity Scouts and qualified Venturers may earn Boy Scout awards.
List of all Scouting Awards
Scouter Awards for leaders

Full list of Boy Scouts & Varsity Resources
Honor Awards

Qualified male Venturers who have achieved First Class as a Boy Scout or a Varsity Scout may earn all Boy Scout awards and Merit Badges until their 18th birthday.

List of all Scouting Awards
Youth Awards
Cub Scout Leader Awards
Leadership Awards
Honor Awards
List of all Scouting Awards

Other Leadership and training awards

  • Powder Horn
  • Wood Badge
  • Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
  • Community Organization Awards
    • Boy Scout Volunteer Award, NSSAR
    • Cliff Dochterman Award, Rotary
    • Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award
    • George Meany Award (is also part of this category, but retains the use of its original square knot)
    • Herbert G. Horton Alpha Phi Omega] Service to Youth Award
    • Marvin M. Lewis Award, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
    • Raymond A. Finley , Jr. Sea Scout Service Award, United States Power Squadrons
    • Ruritan Scout Leader Community Service Award, Ruritan National Service Club
    • Scouter's Achievement Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • Scouting Square Knot Award, American Legion
    • United States Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, United States Department of Defense
  • ScoutReach National President's Award
  • Dr. Frank "Tick" Coleman Service Award
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