Cub Scouting's 75th Anniversary

Celebrate Cubbing's Diamond Jubilee

75th Anniversary Cake

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Cub Scouting will mark its 75th anniversary in 2005. The celebration with the theme "75 Years and Still Having Fun!" actually begins in September 2004 and continues through December 2005, with the official birthday observed during Scouting Anniversary Week, Feb. 6-12, 2005 (which also marks the 95th anniversary of the Boy Scout of America).

Activities will be held throughout the program year at the council, district, pack, and den levels. Local BSA councils have been provided with ideas for a wide variety of events and activities to share with districts and packs, as well as suggestions for publicizing them and obtaining maximum media coverage.

In addition to a special anniversary celebration at the blue and gold banquet in February, packs are urged to plan a community service project or other anniversary event. Additional ideas for packs are available in the BSA publication Cub Scout Program Helps 2004-2005 (BSA No. 34304), which includes a special guide for incorporating anniversary activities into each monthly pack theme. A 75th anniversary souvenir patch will also be available for purchase.

As a way to stimulate a variety of participation during the anniversary year, Cub Scouts, leaders, packs, and families can earn special 75th Anniversary Awards. To qualify for the special commemorative patch, individuals must participate in a pack, district, or council 75th anniversary event and complete five other requirements from a list of nine possibilities. Full requirements on the awards are listed herein.

Select the award from the menu to the left for more information.


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