National Summertime Pack Award

Your pack can qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award by planning and conducting three pack activities during the summer – one each in June, July, and August. Cub Scout day camp and Cub
Scout summer camp can be used to help earn this award.

The recognition consists of a certificate. Dens averaging at least half of their members at each of the three summer pack events will be eligible for a colorful den participation ribbon. Cub Scouts who participate in all three pack events are eligible to receive the National Summertime Pack Award pin which is worn on the right pocket flap of the uniform. (Please note, this pin is an individual recognition for boys and may not be earned or worn by adults.)

Earning the National Summertime Pack Award can help meet one of the requirements for the Centennial Quality Pack Award. More importantly, however, it is an easy way to keep members of your pack together during the summer and to introduce new members to the fun of the Cub Scout program. Check the 2008-2009 Cub Scout Program Helps for ideas.

To ensure that your pack will earn this award, now is the time to plan your events and recruit a committee to run each of them. Give your leaders a break and get parents involved in these committees. This is another way to involve the parents and they may volunteer to help the pack in other ways later.

The National Summertime Pack Award application is available from your council service center, or can be found in the Cub Scout Leader Book.

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I have heard two different things regarding this award. I have been told by the Scouter Exec that you CAN use Day Camp towards this award, and by another Scouter Exec that you CANNOT use Day Camp towards this award. Any guidance or recommendations for may battle ahead of me.

By Cubmaster Mike B on May 21st, 2009 at 7:17 am

I don’t have any access to references, however a search on google makes it look like Day Camp is legit if it is planned as a pack activity (not just put out that individuals can attend on their own).

By Dan on May 21st, 2009 at 5:39 pm


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