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					Scout Ranks and Advancement Awards



                     New Tigers begin to work on their Bobcat requirements. A Bobcat must be earned before any
                     other Cub Scout Rank. For example a boy that joins scouts as a Webelos must earn their
                     Bobcat before they would earn their Webelos Badge. At the Blue and Gold Ceremony the
                     Tradition of Pack 93 is to have the Tiger Leaders hold each Tiger Scout upside down in front of
                     the Pack and the Parent Bobcat Pin is pined on the boy’s shirt so then when the Scout is
                     standing right side up the pin is upside down. The Scout must do a good deed for their mom
                     (parent) before they can turn the pin right side up.




                     Tiger Totem: Recognize Tiger Cubs for their participation in den, family, and Go See It activities.
                     The Pack purchases this for the incoming Tiger Cubs and helps the Tigers complete their first
                     orange bead at their first Tiger meeting in the spring organized by the Cubmaster and other
                     Leaders.
                     *Note prior to 2010 the beads were presented during the Tiger Den meetings. In 2010 Pack 93
                     Committee decided to award the beads during Pack meetings to recognize the Tigers. The
                     awards chair is told the amount and color of beads needed, but the specific achievements are
                     not entered into Pack Master as this information would a great deal to expect new Tiger leaders
                     to provide the detail to awards chair.. At Crossover the Tigers that have completed their
                     requirements have all their requirements dated off at this time.




                       First Grade Tigers start to work on their Tiger Rank requirements to earn their Tiger Rank badge.
                      The Tiger Scouts that complete their Tiger Requirements will receive their Rank Badge at Cross
                      Over




                      The Second Grade Wolf Scouts start to work to complete their requirements towards their Wolf
                      Rank. The Wolf Scouts that complete their Wolf Requirements will receive their Rank Badge at
                      Cross Over




                      In the fall the Third Grade Bear Scouts start to work to complete their requirements towards
                      their Bear Rank. The Bear Scouts that complete their Bear Requirements will receive their Rank
                      Badge at Cross Over



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                     Wolf and Bear Scouts work on electives as well. These are not required but additional activities that
                     Scouts can do with their families to earn Arrow Points. The electives for Wolf and Bear Ranks are
                     listed in their Wolf and Bear Handbook books. The Wolf and Bear Scout parents need to report to
                     their Den Leaders which electives (number and letters) that they have completed. The Den Leaders
                     inform the Awards/Advancement Chair who enters the elective number and letter into the Pack
                     Master Software. Once the Scout has earned their Rank Badge then they can receive the Arrow
                     Points they have earned. After a Scout completes their first ten electives they earn a Gold Arrow
                     Point, for every ten electives they complete after that they earn Silver Arrow Points.

                     *Pack Master will automatically indicate when Arrow Points are earned.



                     Webelos is a two year rank (Webelos I and Webelos II) for Fourth and Fifth Grade boys The Webelos
                     may take more than one year to complete their Webelos Badge requirements though traditionally in
                     Pack 93 they complete their badge requirements the first year. Pack 93 wears the blue uniforms
                     and the corresponding blue rank Webelos Badge is purchased. The Webelos Scouts that complete
                     their Webelos Requirements will receive their Rank Badge at Cross Over, or when they achieve the
                     rank. The Tiger Badge is removed from the Uniform and replaced with the Webelos Rank Badge.




                      When a Webelos completes their first Webelos Activity Badges they are given their Webelos Colors
                      worn on the right sleeve under their Den number patch. The Webelos I typically receive their colors
                      at the first Pack Meeting in the fall. The Webelos Scout places al the Webelos Activity Pins on their
                      Webelos Colors.
                      *Note the Webelos Colors are listed under Special Awards in the Pack Master Program




                                   There are twenty Webelos Activity/Badges (pins) two earn during the two year
                                   Webelos program. A Webelos must earn their Fitness, Citizen, and one other Activity
                                   Badge (pin) before they can earn their Webelos Badge. (See Additional Webelos
                                   Badge (pin) information under Compass Emblem Award and the Arrow of Light Award)




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                           A Compass Emblem is earned after the Webelos Rank Badge is earned along with one more
                           Webelos Activity Badge (pin). For example to earn the Compass Emblem the Fitness, Citizen, and
                           two other Activity Badges (pin) must be completed. Every time the Webelos completes another 4
                           Activity Badges (pin) they earn another compass point.
                           *Pack Master will automatically indicate when a Compass Emblem and Compass Points are
                           earned.




                            The Super Achiever is awarded to a Webelos Scout that has completed and earned all twenty
                            Webelos Badges (pin). Note a Webelos does not have to be a Super Achiever to earn their Arrow
                            of Light, however historically many in Pack 93 have earned their Super Achiever prior to Crossing
                            Over to Boy Scouts.
                            *Note the Super Achiever is listed under Special Awards in the Pack Master Program




                            The Arrow of Light is presented at the Troop 93 Cross Over Ceremony to a Webelos II that has met
                            all the requirements for the Arrow of Light Award. A Webelos must earn the following Activity
                            Badges (pins) as part of their Arrow of Light Requirements: Fitness, Citizen, Readyman,
                            Outdoorsman, a Mental Skill Group and Technology Skill Group, and one other Activity Badge (pin).




Additional Common Awards Earned (These Awards are found under Special Awards in the Pack Master Program)



                           The Wolf Scouts also work on their Light of Christ Religious Award. Parents receive their copy of
                           the Light of Christ Activity Book just prior to the end of First Grade. Parents work with their Scout
                           to complete the activity book on their own as the activities in the book are not to be organized by
                           the Den. A good suggestion is to start working on the book gradually over summer break. In the
                           fall when school starts this age will also begin working towards the Sacraments of Reconciliation
                           and First Eucharist, so leaving the activities to complete last minute is not recommended. All
                           Scouts working towards their Light of Christ must complete their activity book, have all activities
                           signed and dated by the Scout and parent, and the parent must complete the Application Page.
                           The Leader collects the books for the Cubmaster, who in turn schedules an interview with the Wolf
                           Scouts and the Priest. At the end of the interview if the Priest believes the Scout has met their
                           requirements for Light of Christ, then Priest will sign the Application and give it to the Cubmaster.
                           The Awards Chair will need to turn in the Applications to the Scout Store in order to purchase the
                           Light of Christ Emblem.
                           *Note the Emblem cannot be purchased without a completed Application.




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       The Webelos I Scouts also work on their ParvuLi Dei Religious Award (pronounced Parv oo lee day).
       Parents receive their copy of the ParvuLi Dei Book just prior to the end of Third Grade. Parents
       work with their Scout to complete the activity book on their own as the activities in the book are
       not to be organized by the Den. A good suggestion is to start working on the book gradually over
       summer break as there are many activities that need to be completed, so leaving the activities to
       last minute is not recommended. All Scouts working towards their ParvuLi Dei must complete their
       activity book, have all activities signed and dated by the Scout and parent, and the parent must
       complete the Application Page. The Leader collects the books for the Cubmaster, who in turn
       schedules an interview with the Webelos Scout and the Priest. At the end of the interview if the
       Priest believes the Scout has met their requirements for ParvuLi Dei, then Priest will sign the
       Application and give it to the Cubmaster. The Awards Chair will need to turn in the Applications to
       the Scout Store in order to purchase the ParvuLi Dei Emblem.
        *Note the Emblem cannot be purchased without a completed Application.




      The religious knot is earned (one time) when the Scout receives their first Religious Emblem typically
      when Light of Christ is earned. However, if a Scout joins Cub Scouts during the Bear or Webelos
      years and ParvuLi Dei is the first Religious Emblem, then they will earn the Religious Knot when they
      earn their ParvuLi Dei.



      The Religious Device Pin is earned along with the Religious Emblem and Religious Knot. The Wolf
      Scouts earn the Cub Scout Device with their Light of Christ and the Webelos earn their Webelos
      Device with their ParvuLi Dei.


      The World Conservation Patch is earned by Cub Scouts (Wolf through Webelos). The details to earn
      this Award are noted in the Handbook for each rank. Once a Scout has earned this award the World
      Conservation Application must be completed by the parent/Den Leader, and signed by the
      Cubmaster before the award can be purchased at the Scout Store. The Scout must complete a
      Den/Pack Service Project in order to receive this award (the date of the Service Project is
      documented on the Application). Many Dens in Pack 93 have participated in a clean-up of
      Veteran’s Park for their Service Project.




      Leave No Trace is earned by Cub Scouts (Wolf through Webelos). The details to earn this Award are
      noted in the Handbook for each rank. Leaders need to notify the Awards Advancement Chair when
      the Leave No Trace has been completed. There is no Application needed to purchase this Award .




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Additional Common Awards Earned (These Awards are found under Special Awards in the Pack Master Program)



                                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 time the award is earned, a wolf track pin may be added to the flap.
                                Leaders should encourage boy’s t o build on skills and experiences from previous years when
                                working on the award for a successive year.


                                             The Whittling Chip is earned as part of the Bear Requirements for learning pocket
                                             knife safety. Bear Scouts that participate in Summer Camp often earn their
                                             Whittling Chip at Camp; otherwise this is completed as a Den Activity. The
                                             Whittling Chip Safety Card is given with the patch.



                          The Perfect Attendance Pin is given at the last Pack Meeting in the spring to Cub Scouts that attend
                          all Den and Pack Meetings throughout the School Year (September-May). Parents/Scouts that
                          communicate to their Leader in advance that they will miss a Den or Pack Meeting would still be
                          eligible for Perfect Attendance. The First Year Pin is given the first time the Scout Receives a
                          Perfect Attendance, and additional bars are added for each perfect attendance year thereafter.




                         Service Stars are given at the last Pack Meeting in the spring to Cub Scouts for completing their year of
                         Service. The Cub Scout receives a Service Pin #1 their first year and achieve each additional pin
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                         thereafter. The Awards Chair purchases yellow plastic back for the Cub Scouts. The Den Leaders also
                         receive a Service Pin for their years of Service (the Leaders have a blue plastic back added to their pin).


Pin         Level
                         Summer Time Pack Awards are presented at the first Pack Meeting of the School Year (September). The
                         Scouts that have attended at least three of the four Summer Pack Events are eligible for this award
            Tiger        which is color coded by Rank. The Summer Pack Events include:
                              The Memorial Day Parade to St. John’s Cemetery
                              A Den/Pack/Boy Scout Council organized Summer Camp
            Wolf              The New Brighton Stockyard Days Parade
                              August Pack Meeting at a local park


            Bear



          Webelos




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Academic and Sport Belt Loops and Pin

(These Awards are in found in the Academic/Sport Loop section in the Pack Master Program. *Note that there are
two sections for Belt Loops and Pins; one section is for Wolf and Bear Scouts and one section is for Webelos Scouts.)




 Belt Loops and Pins: The Leaders/parents inform the Awards Advancement Chair when a Cub Scout has completed a Belt Loop.
 Wolf, Bear and Webelos Scouts are eligible to achieve Belt Loops by working on the Belt Loop Requirements with their parents or
 Den Leaders. Belt Loops are not required at the Wolf or Bear Rank; however certain Belt Loops are required in order for a Webelos
 Scout to achieve some Activity Badges (pins) (see list below). Parents can purchase the Belt Loop book at the Scout Store or go
 online and look up the requirements for Belt Loops at usscouting.org. Belt Loops come in two categories; Academic and Sports.
 *Note: The Pack will only pay for a Belt Loop once for a Scout. A Scout can earn the Belt Loop more than once. However, the Pack
 would not pay for the Belt Loop earned a second time. Use caution (for Awards Chair) when entering Webelos Activity Badges
 (pin) versus Belt Loops as at the Webelos Rank as some Activity Badges and Belt Loops have the same name (i.e. Artist Activity
 Badge and an Artist Belt Loop). In Pack Master the Wolf and Bear Loops are entered in the Cub Scout Rank section and there is a
 separate section to enter Webelos belt loops and academic pins.
 Belt Loop                   Webelos Badge              Belt Loop                Webelos Badge
 Art                         Artist                     Language & Culture       Scholar
 Astronomy                   Scientist                  Heritages                Family Member
 Chess                       Scholar                    Map & Compass            Traveler
 Citizenship (required)      Citizen                    Mathematics              Scholar or Engineer
 Communicating               Communicator               Music                    Showman
 Computers                   Communicator               Science (required)       Scientist
 Geography                   Traveler                   Weather                  Scientist
 Geology                     Geologist                  Wildlife Conservation    Naturalist




                           Academic Sport Letter is given the first time a Cub Scout earns and Academic or Sports Pin. Pins can
                           be earned in addition to a completed Belt Loop when the additional pin requirements are met. The
                           Academic Sports Letter is worn on a red vest that parents can purchase at the Scout Store.
                           *Note Pack Master will automatically calculate when the Academic Letter is earned based on the
                           Awards/Advancement Chair entering in a completed Academic or Sport Pin.




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*To prepare the awards for all Pack meeting the Leaders must submit their awards requests to the Awards
Advancement Chair a minimum of 10 days prior to a Pack Meeting (advanced email reminders of the Award’s Deadline is
essential). Once the information is received by the Leaders then the Award Advancement Chair enters the information
into the Pack Master Software for each Scout. Using the reports function the Awards Advancement Chair prints the
Awards Data and purchases the Awards at the Scout Shop. Awards should be purchased one week prior to the Pack
Meeting as the Scout Shop may be out of an award and may need to place an order for a particular item(s).

**Purchase Scout Award Cards for the following: Rank Badges, Arrow of Light, Webelos Activity Badges (pins), Academic
and Sport Belt Loops and Pins, and Service Stars. (Some Special Awards do not have stock cards i.e. Perfect Attendance,
World Conservation, Leave No Trace, and Summer Time Pack Awards. For these Special Awards that do not have cards,
they can be made using blank card stock and a predesigned Word Template).

Compile the purchased awards by Den and create label for the cards using a predesigned Word Template. The
Cubmaster will need to sign the awards prior to the Pack Meeting.

August: send email to leaders requesting the names of the Scouts in their Den who are eligible for:
    Summer Time Pack Award
    Outdoor Activity Award (flap and or pins)
    Academic/Sports Belt Loops and Pins
    Webelos I if any Scouts completed their first Activity Badges (pins) over the summer then they will also receive
        their Webelos Colors at the first fall meeting
    Webelos II Activity Badges (pins)
*During the summer it is helpful when the Awards Advancement Chair helps to take attendance at some of the Pack
Summer Activities to help compile the names of Scouts that would earn their Summer Time Pack Award.


Print the Pack Roster by Den. This will be used at the August Pack Picnic for parents to verify
address, email and phone/cell phones
September- Arrive ½ hour prior to the Pack Meeting and lay the Den Rosters out on tables and direct parents to update
their Scouts contact information as they arrive. Prepare the Awards and assist the Cubmaster during the Awards
Presentation.

Give Summer Time Pack Award Print out (on-line) to Communications Chair to complete and send in to the Council.

Give any address, phone or email changes to the Committee Chair

Send and email to remind 2nd and 4th grade Den Leaders to be working on their religious award activity books.

Remind the Den Leaders to keep track of attendance at Den and Pack meetings throughout the year so the Leaders can
report the Scouts that will receive a Perfect Attendance Award at the May Pack Meeting.


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October- no awards are handed out at the Scare Trail (the Scare Trail takes the place of the November Pack meeting)

November- no meeting – send out email to Den Leaders for awards needed for the Pack Meeting scheduled the first
week of December. The 2nd and 4th Grade Scouts should have completed their religious award activity books by the end
of November. The interview for Religious Awards takes place in December or early January. The Religious Awards need
to be purchased prior to the Scout Mass in February.

December -Arrive a 1/2 hour before the Pack Meeting to prepare the Awards. Pinewood Derby Cars are distributed and
Popcorn Prizes are presented. Assist the Cubmaster with the Awards Ceremony.

December and January- Work with the Pack 93 Committee to finalize the Membership forms for the next year.
    Call the Scout Shop to get updated pricing on the Rank Handbooks, Neckercheifs, Slides, and Religious Books.
    Print the Membership Forms on color paper by Rank (yellow for Wolf, Blue for Bear, white for Webelos I, green
      for Webelos II).
    Create two to three sets of labels for each Scout with their name and Den (this can be done using the Pack
      Master Software). One set of labels is used for their Membership Form, the other two sets maybe utilized to
      help with the Friends of Scouting Fund Raiser to keep track to make sure each Scout receives their forms.
    Create an Excel Spread Sheet of all the Scouts in each Den with the exception of the Webelos II that will be
      crossing over. The Spread Sheet will help track the Membership Forms and payment that I turned in.
    The Awards Advancement Chair and Communications Chair receive the packet for Re-Chartering from the
      Council (review and hold onto the packet until all Re-Chartering information is gathered).
    Get the Pack Roster to the person coordinating the Blue and Gold Banquet

January-Arrive at the Pinewood Derby at least a ½ hour prior to the Pack Meeting. No Awards are distributed at the
Pinewood Derby.
     Give all Membership Forms by organized by Den to the Cubmaster for distribution to the Den Leaders at
       Pinewood Derby (all Membership forms must be received by or at Blue and Gold in February to stay on track to
       re-charter the Pack on time).
     Collect the Religious Awards Applications from the Den Leaders and purchase the Religious Award Emblems,
       Knots, and Devices (The Scout Shop will give you printed Religious Cards for to go with Awards. Do not place the
       Scouts Name on the cards as the Scouts are lined up on the alter for the presentation of awards at the Scout
       Mass and it is too difficult to keep the Scouts in order by name).
     Create a Word document with the names of all the Scouts that will receive Religious Awards. The Cubmaster
       should receive the list of Religious Award Recipients and pass this on to anyone in Troop 93 that helps to
       coordinate the Scout Mass.




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February- Blue and Gold and the Scout Mass

March- Cross Over – The Awards Advancement Chair is often asked to give the Troop Leaders conducting the Cross Over
Ceremony Pack Den Rosters and labels, so the Troop has the names of all the Scouts Crossing Over, and can send out
invitations/reminders to the Scouts to attend Cross Over.

         All neckercheif, slides, Rank Handbooks, and Religious Activity Books for the next year are purchased. Troop 93
          will need the neckerchiefs and slides for the Cross Over Ceremony. Give the Rank Handbooks and Religious
          Activity Books to the Den Leaders following Cross Over to distribute to their Dens at the last meeting of the
          school year.




Pack Re-Charter- The Awards Advancement Chair along with the Communications Committee Chair (along with Den
Leaders) work to ensure all Membership forms are accounted for from each scout in each Den. All Den Leaders and
Pack Committee Members are verified. If new adults are stepping into Leader or Committee Roles they must complete
the Adult Application and this information will be needed for the Re-Charter. If a Scout is dropping out it is very
important that the parent note the reason for not-re-chartering as the specific information will be entered during the
on-line Re-Charter.
Once all information is gathered to complete the Re-Charter, either the Communications Chair or Awards Advancement
Chair will need to log on to the Re-Charter Council Website to establish a password (see directions on the Re-Charter
Packet).
The Awards Advancement and Communications Chair set a date well in advance of the Re-Charter due date to get
together and complete the on-line Re-Charter. It is important to have all Membership Forms, Youth and Adult
Applications, and Pack contact number (Roster) on hand during the Re-Charter in the event Pack Members need to be
contacted for questions.
Several copies of the final Re-Charter should be made. A final copy of the Re-Charter an any Youth and Adult
Applications are turned into the Council with Re-Charter payment from Pack 93. Several additional copies of the final
Re-Charter are kept by the Cubmaster, Awards Chair, Communications Chair and Troop 93.




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April- email the Leaders for any awards needed for the April Pack Meeting. Arrive a 1/2 hour before the Pack Meeting
to prepare the Awards. Assist the Cubmaster with the Awards Ceremony.

After the April Pack Meeting notify the Leaders to provide the names of their Scouts eligible for Perfect Attendance
Awards to be presented at the May and final Pack Meeting. Perfect Attendance, Youth and Leader Service Stars are
entered in Pack Master.

Enter the updated Re-Charter date into Pack Master.

May- email the Leaders for any awards needed for the April Pack Meeting. Arrive a 1/2 hour before the Pack Meeting to
prepare the Awards. Assist the Cubmaster with the Awards Ceremony. Service Stars are presented to all Scouts and
Leaders, Perfect Attendance, and any additional awards reported are presented at the last Pack Meeting.

Obtain the Boy Scouts of America Youth Application Forms and Leader Applications Forms from the Cubmaster. The
information for each Scout, parent and Leader will need to be added to the Pack Master Program. The Awards
Advancement Chair retains a Unit Copy, and the other copies are given to the Cubmaster to turn in to the Boy Scout
Council.

*Note any Scouts or Leaders that join the Pack during the year the Awards Advancement Chair must obtain the
Scout/Leader Application form to enter the information in Pack Master prior to the Application being turned into the
Council.

Ensure the Communications Committee Chair and Cubmaster have a Den Roster for all the new Tiger. Tigers may be
entered into Pack Master as unassigned Den until a Den number is established.

May/June- In Pack Master graduate all of the boys to the next level. Archive the Scouts that have Crossed Over to the
Troop, and any boys that did not Re-Charter. Archive the Tiger Adults unless they are Leaders.




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