National Outdoor Badges
This new program, conceived by the National Camping
Task Force of the BSAź, includes a series of five badges designed to
recognize a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout who has exemplary knowledge
and experience in performing high-level outdoor activities.
The segments represent five areas of emphasis: Riding,
Hiking, Camping, Aquatics, and Adventure, with rigorous requirements
to earn each segment. There is also the new National Medal for
Outdoor Achievement. You can view the
complete requirements and download an application form.
National Camping Award
Note: this award program has
ended, but you still may obtain awards at your local Scout shop.
The National Camping Award was granted to Boy Scout troops and Varsity
Scout teams for attaining, on either an annual or a cumulative basis, or
both, the required number of days and nights of camping. The ribbon that
is awarded recognizes significant achievement in annual campouts and/or
cumulative camp outs over a period of years. The ribbon is designed to
be displayed with the troop flag.
To earn this award, an individual Scout needs to keep track of his
campouts and have them approved by his Scoutmaster or Assistant
Scoutmaster. This patch may be worn on the right pocket of the uniform
shirt, or placed on the pocket of a backpack or another appropriate
place. Both the unit and individual cumulative awards are
retroactive to January 1, 1991.
You can download the application forms
and tracking logs for both the
unit award and the