The launch of the new Cub Scout adventure program is fast approaching. The new adventure insignia (belt loops and pins) will be available for purchase in Scout Shops as immediate recognition devices (no advancement report required). Purchase of rank badges will continue to require signed advancement reports. Find more details below!
Cub Scout Advancement Policy
Printed materials (handbooks, den leader guides, etc.) are on track for delivery to local council Scout Shops by May 1st and the adventure insignia for program recognition will be delivered 30 to 60 days later.
As these new adventure loops and pins are intended to be presented to those boys that earn them as soon after earning as reasonable, it is the policy of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America that an advancement report is not required in order for a Cub Scout leader to purchase these items at their local council service center, national Scout Shop, or via scoutstuff.org.
Similarly, advancement reports are not required to purchase certificates (pocket or full size) to be used in recognizing boys who have earned their adventure loops and pins.
Current inventory of existing Webelos pins and Academics and Sports insignia should be retained to support day camps and those boys who choose to complete their Arrow of Light requirements using the current handbook. Separately the NDC will be issuing guidance on product inventory and returns.
If you have questions about these updates, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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