THE VIRTUAL CUB SCOUT INSIGNIA GUIDE
For the Proper Display of Insignia on the Cub Scout's Uniform
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BADGES OF IDENTIFICATION AND TENURE
U.S. FLAG EMBLEM
VETERAN UNIT BAR - 25 YEARS
VETERAN UNIT BAR - 50 YEARS
VETERAN UNIT BAR - 75 YEARS
WEBELOS DEN (PATROL) EMBLEM
BADGES OF RANK
TIGER CUB BADGE.
WEBELOS BADGE (diamond)
WEBELOS BADGE (oval)
ARROW OF LIGHT AWARD
BADGES OF OFFICEDENNER SHOULDER CORD
A gold double-strand shoulder cord worn on the left shoulder with cord suspended under arm. Worn only during term of office and removed when the term is completed. The tab may be worn without the cord to indicate previous service as a denner. Note: Webelos denners with the tan/olive uniform wear the cord, without the tab, under the left epaulet.
ASSISTANT DENNER SHOULDER CORD
DEN CHIEF BADGE
DEN CHIEF BRAID
WEBELOS DEN CHIEF BRAID
DEN CHIEF AWARD BRAID
ACADEMICS AND SPORTS PROGRAM
ACADEMICS AND SPORTS BELT LOOPS
Belt Loops are worn on the navy blue Tiger or Cub Scout belt only. Webelos Scouts who have chosen to wear the khaki uniform may still wear the blue Cub Scout belt so as to display the belt loops they have earned. There are 33 belt loops total, 12 for academics, and 21 for sports. Belt loops are awarded 'once' to boys who learn and participate in an Academics or Sports area. Sports belt loops are silver in color (except the "BB Shooting" and "Archery" loops which are copper colored,) while Academics belt loops are gold. (Note: Webelos Scouts may earn belt loops the second time to qualify for Webelos activity badges.) See our Academics and Sports Program pages for more information on all belt loop requirements.
Sports Belt Loops - Set 2 Includes: Bicycling, Bowling, Fishing, Golf, Gymnastics, Physical Fitness
Sports Belt Loops - Set 3 Includes: Skating, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis
Sports Belt Loops - Set 4 Includes: Marbles, Tennis, Ultimate, Volleyball
Academics Belt Loops - All
ACADEMICS AND SPORTS PINS
Pins may be worn on the Cub Scout Academics and Sports letter which can be sewn to a patch vest or sweater. Pins are not a part of the Cub Scout uniform. They are for civilian wear only.
PROGRAM LETTER FOR ACADEMICS AND SPORTS
BADGES OF RECOGNITION
TIGER CUB BELT TOTEM
IMMEDIATE RECOGNITION PATCH (and Beads)
GOLD ARROW POINTS
SILVER ARROW POINTS
WEBELOS ACTIVITY BADGES
COMPASS POINTS EMBLEM
MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITY MEDALS
BADGES OF PARTICIPATIONATTENDANCE PIN AND BAR
A gold-colored pin that may be worn to recognize good attendance at den and pack meetings. Year bars are available to attach to the first year bar and pin. Worn centered above the left pocket by Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. (Requirements for this recognition are determined by the pack committee. This recognition is for the boys only.)
CUB SCOUT WORLD CONSERVATION AWARD
NATIONAL PACK SUMMERTIME AWARD PIN
LONE SCOUT EMBLEM & NECKERCHIEF
QUALITY UNIT AWARD
EMBROIDERED SQUARE KNOTS AND PIN DEVICES
Embroidered 'Square Knots' are representative of pin-on medals or ribbon suspended medals and are designed for the convenience of the Cub (and the parent!).
Square Knots are always oriented with the loop of the embroidered knot that comes in front of the standing part (known as the 'loop' or 'bight') to the wearer's right. Another clue to correct orientation is that knots are worn with the distinguishing color (not white) towards the wearer's right. If you are still unsure about correct orientation, check out the knot image links below. After trial and tribulation, I think we've got them all rotated correctly.
Square knots are worn centered above the left uniform pocket, in rows of three. There is no particular order in which they should be worn, but it is suggested that the knot deemed most important by the wearer be worn on his own right. For the authoritative Web-treatise on Square Knots, visit Mike Walton's highly recommended Square Knots page.
The following embroidered square knots are available for wear by Cub Scouts who have earned special recognitions:
RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS EARNED AS YOUTH KNOT
DEVICES FOR THE YOUTH RELIGIOUS SQUARE KNOT
For more information on the use of Square Knot 'Devices' visit Mike Walton's Devices on Square Knots page.
MEDAL OF MERIT KNOT
HEROISM AWARD KNOT
HONOR MEDAL KNOT
For additional information on various awards and recognitions, see the BSA 2000 - 2001 Insignia Guide (No. 33066A).
BSA MEDALS FOR VALOR AND MERITORIOUS ACTION
Originated in 1911, the BSA Medals of Valor are Scouting's premiere recognitions for a member's Lifesaving and Meritorious Action. They are presented by the BSA National Court of Honor (NCOH) based on the type of action, and the degree of danger involved. The council advancement committee or subcommittee may be constituted as a committee on lifesaving and meritorious action awards.
AWARDS FOR LIFESAVING
It shall be wholly within the discretion of the National Court of Honor to determine from evidence presented which, if any, lifesaving award shall be made. Awards are issued in the name of the Boy Scouts of America. The awards are as follows:
AWARDS FOR MERITORIOUS ACTION
MEDAL OF MERIT
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
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