NOVA Award Changes for Cub Scouts (2018)
See the NOVA Changes
Polar Bear Award
Does your Boy Scout Troop like to camp in the COLD? Camp 4 or more nights in the winter with your Troop and you can earn the Polar Bear Award for braving the elements in the name of outdoor adventure!
Download the application here: Polar Bear Award
Questions? Contact Don Sadler (email)
Merit Badge Counselors
The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a young man's curiosity about that particular topic. By serving as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.
*NOTE: If you are not currently registered as an adult volunteer, you must complete an Adult Application and complete Youth Protection Training before your application can be approved.
Looking for a way to recognize an outstanding volunteer in your Pack, Troop, or Crew? Take a look at the following opportunities to say Thank You. From Award Knots to Council and District Awards, there are lots of ways to make sure those who go the extra mile are recognized for their efforts.
Volunteer Award Knots - Click here
*NOTE: The above link is not an officila BSA website, but contains trusted information
Silver Beaver/Golden Sun Award
The Ozark Trails Council’s highest awards given to volunteers for outstanding service to Scouting programs and in their communities. Click here to download the form.
District Award of Merit
The Highest Award a District can award to a volunteer for exceptional service on a District level. Click here to download the form.