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In addition to advancement through rank, our Scouts may earn a variety of awards:

Religious Emblems

A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform.

You can search for the emblem of your family's faith on the BSA's Chart of Religious emblems page.

For more information, contact our Religious Emblem coordinator, Adriana Ordonez.

Recruiter Strip

If your Scout recruits two new Scouts to our Pack, we award them a the recruiter strip.

STEM Nova Awards 

STEM is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs. From archery to welding, Scouts can’t help but enjoy the wide range of STEM-related activities. To support this initiative, the BSA developed the STEM Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.

You can find the requirements for these awards in Scoutbook, our Pack 505 STEM Nova / Supernova Page and BSA STEM Nova page.

STEM Supernova Awards 

After earning at least two Nova awards, a Cub Scout may work with a Supernova mentor to earn the Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Award for Bears and Wolves or the Dr. Charles Townes Supernova Award for Webelos.

We will have a list of approved Supernova mentors for our pack at the beginning of October 2019.

For more information, visit our STEM Nova / Supernova Page and BSA Supernova page.

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

Scouting is an outdoors program. This award recognizes Scouts that participate in outdoor activities. If your Scout participates in our Pack overnight camp outs, they will complete most of the activities required for this award except for "Attend Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camp". Our district and council offer various opportunities for these day camps, including Twilight Camp, McNair Cub Adventure Camp, and Resident Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch.

Cub Scouts Texas Badge

Your Scout may earn a badge for learning about Texas history and visiting a Texas historic site. Find the requirements here.


San Jacinto Battleground Award

Your Scout may earn an award by visiting the San Jacinto Battleground, where the Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836. Find the requirements here.

SHAC Winter Camper Patch

Registered Scouts and leaders can qualify for the winter camper patch when they have camped three days and two nights in temperatures of 42.5° or less. 

Interpreter Strip

If you or a Scout in your den speaks a language other than English, they may qualify for an interpreter strip. (Any member who speaks a specific foreign language; demonstrate knowledge by carrying on a five-minute conversation in this language, translating a two-minute speech or address, and writing a letter in the language (does not apply for sign language); or, translating 200 words from the written word.)  More Information

Other Awards in Scoutbook

Check out the Awards section in Scoutbook for the requirements of other awards, such as:

  • Emergency Preparedness BSA Award

  • International Spirit Award

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