Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

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Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

Award emblem (SKU: 14235)
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Level:Cub Scouts
MeritBadge.Org offers resources for the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
and the companion National Summertime Pack Award.
The Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award recognizes Scouts for
taking part in outdoor recreation and conservation projects.

Tiger Cubs, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Boys may earn the award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed each year. The first time the award is earned, the boy will receive the pocket flap award, which is to be worn on the right pocket flap of the uniform shirt. Each successive year the award is earned, a wolf track pin may be added to the flap. Leaders should encourage boys to build on skills and experiences from previous years when working on the award for a successive year.

“A boy on joining wants to begin Scouting right away.”
Robert Baden-Powell

The Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award Pocket flap is worn on the right pocket flap of the Cub Scout or Webelos uniform shirt. Each successive time the award is earned, a wolf track pin may be added to the flap. In many cases, you can earn this award while doing other Scouting activities.

Packs who earn the National Summertime Pack Award can also present National Summertime Pack Award pins to Cub Scouts eligible to receive them.

Wolf Track pins

Wolf Track

Given when the award
is earned 2 or more times,
pinned onto to the patch.
Award pin: (SKU: 14236)
Last updated:
Level:Cub Scouts

If a boy earns the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award multiple times, the second and subsequent awards are made by giving a Wolf Track pin which is pinned onto the patch.

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award requirements

All Ranks


Tiger Scouts

  • Complete the Backyard Jungle adventure, and complete four of the outdoor activities listed below.

Wolf Scouts

  • Complete the Paws on the Path adventure, and complete five of the outdoor activities listed below.

Bear Scouts

  • Complete the Bear Necessities adventure, and complete six of the outdoor activities listed below.

Webelos Scouts

  • Complete the Webelos Walkabout adventure, and complete seven of the outdoor activities listed below.

Outdoor Activities

With your den, pack, or family:

  1. 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.
  2. Participate in an outdoor activity such as a picnic or fun day in a park.
  3. Explain the buddy system and tell what to do if lost. Explain the importance of cooperation.
  4. Attend a pack overnighter. Be responsible by being prepared for the event.
  5. Complete an outdoor service project in your community.
  6. 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.
  7. Participate in activities with your pack to earn the Summertime Pack Award.
  8. Participate in a nature observation activity. Describe or illustrate and display your observations at a den or pack meeting.
  9. Participate in an outdoor aquatics activity. This can be an organized swim meet or just a den, pack, or family swim.
  10. Participate in an outdoor campfire program. Perform in a skit, sing a song, or take part in a ceremony.
  11. Participate in an outdoor sporting event.
  12. Participate in an outdoor interfaith or other worship service.
  13. Explore a local city, county, state, or national park. Discuss with your den how a good citizen obeys park rules.
  14. Invent an outside game, and play it outside with friends for 30 minutes.

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Requirements resources

See the National Summertime Pack Award for a list of great activity ideas.

Related awards

Tiger Cub Scout
Work on the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award as you work on Tiger:
  • 5D. Go outside to make a leaf rubbing.
  • 5G. Go See It! Take a hike with your den.
Tiger Cub Electives
  • 22. Picnic Fun: With your family or with your den, have a picnic--outdoors or indoors.
  • 30. Plant a Seed: Plant a seed, pit, or green tops from something you have eaten.
  • 35. Fun Outdoors: Play a game outdoors with your family or den.
  • 37. Take a Bicycle Ride: Take a bicycle ride with your adult partner.
  • 40. Fun in the Water: Together with an adult partner, go swimming or take part in an activity in water.
  • 41. Transportation: Visit a train station, bus station, airport, or boat dock.
  • 42. Fun at the Zoo: Visit a zoo...
Wolf Cub Scout
  • 1. Feats of Skill can be part of an outdoor activity
  • 2. Outdoor Flag Ceremonies
  • 7d. With an adult, pick up litter in your neighborhood. Wear gloves to protect your hands against germs and cuts from sharp objects.
  • 8e. With an adult, help to plan, prepare, and cook an outdoor meal.
  • 10c. Walk, go to a park or a wooded area, or visit a zoo.
Wolf Electives
  • 18. Outdoor Adventure: Picnic, outing, treasure hunt, obstacle race, adventure trail, and pack events.
  • 19. Fishing
  • 20. Sports: tennis, badminton, skiing, ice skating, roller skating, track, standing long jump, flag football, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball.
  • 23. Camping, day camp, resident camp, campfire, worship service outdoors.
Bear Cub Scout
  • 5d. Visit a Zoo, Nature center, Aviary, Wildlife refuge, Game preserve
  • 6g. Take part in a den or pack neighborhood clean-up project.
  • 9e. Make some trail food for a hike.
  • 9g. With an adult, cook something outdoors.
  • 12. Family Outdoor Adventure: Leave No Trace Award, camping, hike, picnic, outdoor event.
  • 14f. Ride a bike for 1 mile.
  • 14g. Plan and take a family bike hike.
  • 15'. Backyard golf, Badminton, Croquet, Sidewalk shuffleboard, Kickball, Softball, Tetherball, Horseshoes, Volleyball.
  • 16'. Building Muscles: Can be done during Pack Olympics.
  • 23'. Sports, Sports, Sports: Can be done during Pack Olympics.
Bear Electives
  • 15'. Water and Soil Conservation
  • 18'. Backyard Gym
  • 19'. Swimming
  • 20'. Sports
  • 25'. Let's Go Camping
Webelos Scout

Many Webelos Activity Badges make great outdoor activities: Aquanaut - Athlete - Forester - Geologist - Naturalist - Outdoorsman

See also

MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University with everything from Getting Started to Bridging.

See the Cub Scout Leader Resources for the Pack Organization Chart and much more.

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