National Summertime Pack Award

Individual Cub Scouts, their Dens and the Pack can all earn awards for participating in summertime activities. Cubs will gain a sense of accomplishment when receiving this award, and will look forward to activities next summer!

A pack should schedule various activities during the summer as part of the Cub program. It keeps the pack together when the boys are out of school, and shows them another fun part of the Cub Scout program! These events can be used to help the pack earn the "National Summertime Pack Award." This award demonstrates to families in the unit and others that the pack's leadership is providing a good, quality program for the boys.

To assist leaders with summer activities, the Council offers an array of outdoor camp opportunities. Boys can experience Cub Scouting in the outdoors with Cub Scout Day Camp and Cub Scout Resident Adventure Camp.

Another benefit to planning summer gatherings is the possibility for parents to stay active and interested. They can share in hikes, enjoy archery or play a game with their boy, and have fun doing it. Summer pack events often involve the whole family, including siblings.

Cub Scouting is a year-round program. Boys get the full benefit of Cub Scouting, plus all the fun and adventure when a pack stays active. Packs with a three-month break during the summer and no activities, risk losing the participation of both youth and adults. Those members may decide to join other activities to fill the void.

Overview of the National Summertime Pack Award

To encourage a pack to be active when school is out for the summer, by doing one activity per month in June, July, and August.

Who Can Earn This Award?

Dens with an average attendance of at least half their members at the three summer pack events are eligible for a colorful den participation ribbon. Boys who participate in all three pack events are eligible to receive the National Summertime Pack Award pin, which they can wear on the right pocket flap of their uniform. This is an individual recognition for boys, not adults.

How To Get the Award

Return the completed National Summertime Pack Award Application to the Council Office indicating whether your unit will be purchasing recognition items for participants.

About the Pin

The pin is worn on the right pocket flap of the Cub Scout Uniform, pinned onto the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award, if present. Multiple pins may be displayed for each year the award is earned.

Since the goal of the Summertime award is to have Packs continue the program through the summer, the summertime award scouts receive should match their current rank rather than the rank they are working on (ie, boys who have attained the rank of Tiger will receive the Tiger pin even though they are in a Wolf Den and working towards the Wolf rank).