75th Anniversary Award for Cub Scouts


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This Award is meant for Cub Scouts.

2005 marked the 75th anniversary for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America (1930-2005). All Cub Scouts, Scout Leaders and family members during the Cub Scouts 75th Anniversary could earn Special Edition Awards. Each 75th Anniversary Award utilizes a special patch. Read about each Cub Scout 75th Anniversary Award to learn about the fun requirements for earning each award.

These awards need to be orderd through your local Council. Please check with them to ensure they have the awards available.

Requirements:


Youth Award
Complete Requirement 1 and complete 5 other activities.
  1. Participate in a pack, district, or council celebration commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting. (This could be a Blue and Gold Banquet.)
  2. With an adult family member, talk to someone who was living in 1930 when Cub Scouting was founded. Find out what life was like for that person as a child - games played, subjects studied in school, family pastimes, and such. Draw a picture illustrating one of these activities.
  3. With your den or family members, take part in a skit, song, or ceremony or tell a story about the history of Cub Scouting or the values it represents.
  4. Make a puppet showing one of the characters from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. You can learn about these characters in the Cub Scout handbooks. Use your puppet in a puppet show.
  5. Draw an illustration of the United States flag as it looked in 1930. Explain what changes have been made in the flag since then and why. Tell how you can show respect for the flag.
  6. Participate in a pack, district or council derby. Decorate your entry to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting.
  7. Choose a sport from the Cub Scout Academics & Sports program. Learn about someone who has played this sport during the past 75 years. Play the sport with your den, pack, friends, or family.
  8. Learn how some methods of transportation have changed in the past 75 years. Create a model or sculpture of one means of transportation that was used in 1930.
  9. List five methods of communication commonly used today. Tell how many of these existed in 1930. Use one method of communication to invite a non-Scouting friend to a 75th Anniversary activity and invite him to join.
  10. Design a greeting card for the 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting. Send the card to a friend or relative, with a note telling item about your favorite Cub Scout activities and why Cub Scouting is important to you.



Leader Award
Complete Requirement 1 and complete 5 other activities.
  1. Participate in a pack, district, or council celebration commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting. (This could be a Blue and Gold Banquet.)
  2. Create posters, fliers, or other media to promote 75th Anniversary celebration events at three den, pack, district, or council events.
  3. Serve on a committee in your pack, district, or council to plan an event to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting (different from activity 1).
  4. Learn about a game that boys played in 1930. Teach the game to Cub Scouts at a den meeting, pack meeting, camp, or district activity, or to a group of leaders at a training event or roundtable.
  5. Using materials that would have been available in 1930, teach a craft to Cub Scouts at a den meeting, pack meeting, camp, or district activity, or to a group of leaders at a training event or roundtable.
  6. Learn a song that was popular in 1930. Teach the song to Cub Scouts at a den meeting, pack meeting, camp, or district activity, or to a group of leaders at a training event or roundtable.
  7. Take photographs or write an article about how your den, pack, district, or council is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting. Submit to a local newspaper for publication.
  8. Create a costume and wear it to tell a story about the history of Cub Scouting to Cub Scouts at a den meeting, pack meeting, camp, or district activity, or to a group of leaders at a training event or roundtable. (Resources include youth handbooks and Cub Scout Leader Book.)
  9. Invite a career professional (firefighter, police officer, banker, retail professional, etc.) to speak at a Cub Scout activity or training event, highlighting how his/her profession has changed in the past 75 years.
  10. Read Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book to familiarize yourself with the characters Baden-Powell incorporated into Cub Scouting.



Family Award
Complete Requirement 1 and complete 5 other activities.
  1. Participate in a pack, district, or council celebration commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting. (This could be a Blue and Gold Banquet.)
  2. Invite another family to attend a 75th Anniversary event or activity to learn more about Cub Scouting and how to join.
  3. Visit a business, landmark, or other site or structure in your community that is at least 75 years old. Talk to a representative about how the location has changed in the past 75 years.
  4. As a family, make a list of household items that would not have existed 75 years ago. Discuss what might have been used instead and how life was different without these items.
  5. Bake a cake, pie, cookies, or other dessert using ingredients that would have been available 75 years ago. Decorate the dessert with a Cub Scout theme.
  6. Start a family scrapbook or add to an existing one. Include photographs or memorabilia from at least six different Scouting activities.
  7. Make a family time capsule with each family including items that represent what is important to him or her. Decide on a future date on which to open the capsule together.
  8. As a family, read an article together from Boy's Life magazine (accessible via the Internet at www.boyslife.org). Talk about how this article would have been different had it been written 75 years ago.
  9. Draw a family time line going back at least 75 years. Include significant dates such as birthdays, weddings, and when family members joined Scouting. Mark 1930 as the year Cub Scouting began.
  10. Find a picture or photograph of the Cub Scout uniform in 1930. Discuss how the uniform has changed. Have each family member draw a picture of what they think the Cub Scout uniform might look like 75 years in the future.



Pack Award
Complete Requirement 1 and complete 5 other activities.
  1. Participate in a pack, district, or council celebration commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting. (This could be a Blue and Gold Banquet.)
  2. Conduct an open house or recruiting event (an indoor event or help outdoors at a local park or other facility) to introduce new families to Cub Scouting and emphasize how Scouting's values have remained constant throughout Cub Scouting's 75-year history.
  3. Take part in a parade or other community event through which your pack can promote the 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting.
  4. Conduct a pack derby in which boys are encouraged to decorate entries with a 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting theme.
  5. Using the history of Cub Scouting as the theme, conduct an outdoor campfire program.
  6. Conduct a pack service project, such as Good Turn for America, that promotes and reinforces the concept of 75 years of Cub Scouts helping others. As a pack, contribute at least 75 hours of service.
  7. Work with your chartered organization to recognize Cub Scouting's 75th Anniversary in the organization's correspondence, newsletter, or other media.
  8. Prepare a photo display for your chartered organization or other community location, highlighting activities of your pack today and in years past. This may also include photos from other family members who were in Scouting.
  9. Appoint a pack historian to document pack events during the 75th Anniversary celebration. The historian may add to an existing scrapbook or history or may begin a scrapbook or other record that the pack can build on in the future.
  10. At your chartered organization, local park, or other community site, plant a tree to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Cub Scouting.


Also available for the qualifying Cub Scout Pack is a special Cub Scouts 75th Anniversary Award Pack Ribbon.


Cub Scouts 75th Anniversary Award Patches

Unit Leaders can order the following items when requirements have been fulfilled for the special Cub Scout 75th Anniversary Awards

Item Number Description Price
75001 Youth AwardóPatch with red border. For Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts. $3.95
75002 Leader AwardóPatch with blue border. For any registered leader who works with Cub Scouts. $3.95
75003 Family AwardóPatch with yellow border. For all Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and family members. $3.95
75004 Pack AwardóPatch with silver border. For each youth and adult member of qualifying packs. $3.95
17836 Pack AwardóRibbon streamer for pack flag. $15.50 (pkg 10)
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