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Cub Scout Pack 901
(Evanston, Illinois)
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Pack Awards

Below are some awards that can be earned by our Pack.  Read on, and see how we can work together to earn them!

Scouting's Journey to Excellence Award

“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

This award was formally called the "Quality Unit Award".

There are different areas that are scored.  The goal is to do better than you did the previous year.

1. Total number of Cub Scouts advancing at least one rank (Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light) since your last charter renewal date (A), divided by total Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts at the current charter renewal date (B). Total = A / B.

2. Number of youth members on this year’s recharter (C) divided by the number of youth members on last year’s recharter (D) plus any additional youth members (E) minus any transfer outs or age outs (F). Total = (C) / (D+E-F).

3. At charter renewal time, have an increase in the number of youth members over the number of youth members on the previous year's charter renewal.

4. The pack has activities in the outdoors, which could include outdoor pack meetings, hikes, pack campouts, parades, outdoor service projects, etc.

5. Have a pack committee. All CM, CA, MC, TL, DL, DA, WL, and WA (paid or multiple registration) have completed This Is Scouting, Fast Start training, and Youth Protection training or, if new, complete within three months of joining. Den or pack meetings have started by 10/31/2011.

6. Cub Scouts attend an in-council/out-of-council Cub Scout day camp and/or Cub Scout resident camp in 2011. Silver and Gold levels are total number of Cub Scouts attending (G) divided by total number of Cub Scouts registered as of 6/30/2011 (H). Total = G / H.

7. The pack participates in at least two service projects during the year and enters them on the Journey to Excellence website. The projects may be completed as joint projects with other organizations. At least one project must benefit the chartered organization.

8. The pack recruits or confirms the next year's leadership, including CM, DLs, and WLs, by 5/31/2011. The pack holds its fall recruitment event by 9/30/2011.

9. Hold at least two joint activities with a troop or troops, one of which is a new parent orientation and camp promotion meeting, and have graduating boys register with a troop. If pack has no Webelos Scouts, this requirement is met at the Bronze level.

10. The pack has a written budget that is reviewed at all pack committee meetings, and the pack follows BSA policies relating to fundraising and fiscal management as found on the Unit Money-Earning Application form, the pack treasurer's book, and any other publication that the council has developed for fundraising and fiscal management.

11. Have at least nine pack meetings within the past 12 months, with one of those meetings being to review the pack's program plans and asking for parental involvement in the pack. All dens meet at least twice each month during the program year.

12. Complete the pack's charter renewal paperwork, including all required signatures, and submit completed forms to the council service center before the end of the charter year.

13. Complete this form, including all required signatures, and submit to the council service center with the charter renewal paperwork.

The cost of the award at the time of this posting is $1.59.

Pack 901 earned the Gold Journey Towards Excellence Award in 2013

Pack 901 earned the Gold Journey Towards Excellence Award in 2012

Pack 901 earned the Bronze Journey Towards Excellence Award in 2011

Pack 901 earned the Quality Unit Award in 2010

National Den Award

Cub Scouting happens in the den. The National Den Award creates an incentive for a year-round, fun, quality program in the den. The National Den Award may be earned only once in any 12-month period (charter year or calendar year, as determined by the pack committee).

A. Have at least 50 percent of the den’s Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, or Webelos Scouts attend two den meetings and one pack meeting or activity each month of the year.

B. Complete six of the following during the year:
1. Use the denner system within the den.
2. In a Tiger Cub den, use shared leadership and rotate the boy/adult host team.
3. Have 50 percent of the den go on three field trips per year. A field trip may be used in place of a den meeting.
4. As a den, attend a Cub Scout day camp, Cub Scout or Webelos Scout resident camp, or a council family camping event with at least 50 percent of the den membership.
5. Conduct three den projects or activities leading to a Character Connections discussion.
6. As a den, participate in at least one of the Cub Scout Sports programs.
7. As a den, participate in at least one of the Cub Scout Academics programs.
8. Have 50 percent of the den participate in a den conservation/resource project.
9. Have 50 percent of the den participate in at least one den service project.

**This award was earned by the:

Tiger Den (Den 5) for 2012-2013

Bear Den (Den 2) for 2012-2013

Tiger Den *Den 1) for 2011-2012

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national den award.pdf National Den Award Application  

National Scouting Museum Trivia Challenge

This ribbon is earned for the Pack Flag when someone from the Pack visits the National Scouting Museum in Irving, TX and completes the Trivia Challenge.

*This ribbon was last earned by a Pack 901 Scout in November 2012.

National Summertime Pack Award

A pack can earn the National Summertime Pack Award by doing three pack activities when school is out for the summer—one activity each in June, July, and August. Packs that qualify get a colorful streamer for their pack flag. Dens that have at least half of their members at the three summer pack events can earn a den ribbon. Pack members who take part in all three events are eligible for the National Summertime Pack Award pin, to wear on the right pocket flap of their uniform.

This award was won by Pack 901 in 2011, 2012, & 2013.

Pack Summertime Visibility Award

The Summertime Visibility Award awards Packs for making Scouting and your Unit visible.  If a Pack has 3 highly visible events during the three months encompassing the summer, they can apply for the award.

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage Participation

These ribbons are awarded for participation in the annual U.S. Grant Pilgrimage in Galena, IL.

*These ribbons were last earned by Pack 901 Scouts in 1989 & 1990.

100% Boy's Life

This ribbon is earned for the Pack Flag when every Scout signs up for Boy's Life Magazine.

*Pack 901 last earned these ribbons in 2007 & 2009.