By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 24, 2015

Cub Scout Advancement Policy – Adventure Loops and Pins



The launch of the new Cub Scout adventure program is fast approaching. 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 30-60 days later.

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These insignia, samples of which are shown here, replace current progress towards rank insignia (beads) for Tiger, Wolf and Bear Scouts, Webelos activity pins, and the belt loops and pins of the Academics and Sports program.


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

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 will be retained to support day camps and those boys who choose to complete their Arrow of Light requirements using the current handbook.

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