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How to Earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award

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Cub Scouts can earn the World Conservation Award to learn how to help preserve and improve our environment.

how to earn the cub scout world conservation award

Earning the World Conservation Award helps Cub Scouts understand more about the wonderful planet we live on and how we all can do our part to take care of it.

Below you'll find information about the Cub Scout World Conservation Award. This award can only be earned once while a Cub Scout.  For example, if they earn it while they're a Wolf, they can't earn it again as a Webelos.

The Boy Scouts of America describe the award like this, “the World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Wolf Scouts, Bear Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers to ‘think globally' and ‘act locally' to preserve and improve our environment.

This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources, and that we and our world environment are interdependent.”

Requirements for this award must be completed in addition to any similar requirements completed for rank.

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Requirements:

Tiger Scouts: – This award isn't available for Tigers to earn.

Wolf Requirements for World Conservation Award

Wolf ScoutsYou may earn the World Conservation Award by doing the following:

  1. Earn the Paws on the Path adventure.
  2. Earn the Grow Something adventure.
  3. Complete requirements 1 and 2 from the Spirit of the Water adventure.
  4. Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above.

Bear Requirements

Bear ScoutsYou may earn the World Conservation Award by doing the following:

  1. Earn the Fur, Feathers, and Ferns adventure.
  2. Earn either the Bear Goes Fishing or Critter Care adventure.
  3. Complete requirement 3 from the Baloo the Builder adventure by constructing a bird feeder or a bird house as one of the options.
  4. Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above.

Webelos & Arrow of Light Requirements

Webelos Scouts (Including Scouts Earning Arrow of Light Rank) – You may earn the World Conservation Award by doing the following:

  1. Earn the Building a Better World adventure.
  2. Earn the Into the Wild adventure.
  3. Earn the Into the Woods adventure.
  4. Earn the Earth Rocks adventure.
  5. Complete requirements 1, 3a, and 3b in the Adventures in Science adventure.
  6. Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above.

After all of the requirements are finished, the second page of this application should be completed and signed by your Cubmaster. It should then be sent to your local council service center.

The World Conservation Award patch is considered a temporary insignia, so it is worn on your right pocket. As you earn other temporary patch awards, you might want to wear the new ones. 

Here are some ideas of what to do with the badges after you take them off your uniform.

Have your Cub Scouts earned the World Conservation Award?

Yours in Scouting,
Sherry

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[…] my opinion, these are the Cub Scout religious emblems, the World Conservation award, and the Supernova awards (one for Cub Scouts and one for […]

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Saturday 27th of February 2016

During my first year as a Cub Scout leader, all of my Cubs had earned their Wolf badges by our February Pack meeting, so as a den we began working on some of our Electives (arrow points) and on the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program (belt loops). After a couple of weeks, it became apparent that my Cubs were not very enthusiastic about the belt loops when one of them commented “this is like school!”. (Ouch!) With 14-16 weeks of program remaining until our Pack suspended meetings for the summer, I set our sights on the Cub Scout World Conservation Award, which proved to be the perfect solution for my den. The Cubs loved it! The Cub Scout World Conservation Award kept the boys active and engaged by providing a nice selection of activities that got them outside during the springtime learning about nature and their environment, and in my humble opinion, it doesn’t get any better than that!

Sherry

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Totally agree!