It’s summertime – time to get those Cubs and Webelos OUTDOORS. In May 2005, Baloo featured the Cub Scout Outdoor Award. This is the one everyone has been waiting for summertime to complete. National put out the requirements last Fall with the stipulation that all work must be completed after September 2004. Once your Cubs have completed their time in Resident Camp or Day Camp, you can finally file your Advancement Form and get your Cubs the Outdoor Awards they have earned. Last month we featured the Leave No Trace Award. Keep those Cubbies moving outside!!
Boys' Life Reading Contest
Enter the 18th Boys' Life Reading Contest Now!
Write a one-page report titled "The Best Book I Read This Year" and enter it in the Boys' Life 2005 "Say Yes to Reading!" contest.
The book can be fiction or nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words—500 words tops. Enter in one of these three age categories: 8 years old and younger, 9 and 10 years old, or 11 years and older.
First-place winners in each age category will receive a $100 gift certificate good for any product in the Boy Scouts Official Retail Catalog. Second-place will receive a $75 gift certificate, and third-place a $50 certificate.
Everyone who enters will get a free patch like the green one above. (The patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform shirt. Proudly display it there or anywhere!) In coming years, you'll have the opportunity to earn the other patches.
The contest is open to all Boys' Life readers. Be sure to include your name, address, age and grade on the entry. Send your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:
Boys' Life Reading Contest, S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
For more details go to www.boyslife.org
Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2005.
The Veteran Award is an adult recognition. However, tenure earned as a youth may be included in the total number of years registered.
After 5 years of registered service in the Boy Scouts of America, an adult may, upon application, receive the designation of “Veteran,” provided the person agrees to live up to the Scouting obligations; to keep local Scouting authorities in the community in which residing informed as to availability for service; and further, to be as active in the promotion of the cause of Scouting as circumstances and conditions permit. Service in Scouting organizations other than the Boy Scouts of America does not count toward veteran recognition.
An individual must currently be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America in order to receive an award.
An adult designated veteran shall pay the regular registration fee if desiring to continue to retain active connection with the movement.
Scouters desiring recognition as 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, 30-, 35-, 40-, 45-, 50-, 55-, 60-, 65-, 70-, 75-, or 80-year veterans must have maintained an active registered relationship for the required number of years, paying the annual registration fee. The pin is for civilian wear only.
The records of the national office and local councils shall determine eligibility. The periods of service claimed for veteran recognition need not be continuous.
Application forms are available from your local council either in person or on their website (or Google – “Boy Scouts,” “Veterans Award” and you can see .pdf’s posted on several council websites. This is a great way to recognize long serving members of your unit or district. Most people do not know this Award is available. Surprise them!!!