Board sailing BSA – To encourage the development of board sailing skills.
Conservation Good Turn – An opportunity for Scout troops to join with conservation or environmental organizations (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a conservation Good Turn in their home communities.
Den Chief Service Award
Emergency Preparedness BSA – Scouts have been instrumental in helping their communities recover from emergencies.
50 Miler – To recognize members who cover the trail or canoe or boat route of not less than 50 consecutive miles; take a minimum of five consecutive days to complete the trip without the aid of motors.
Firem'n Chit – This certification grants a Scout the right to carry fire-lighting devices (matches, lighters, etc.) and build campfires.
Historic Trails – To bring appreciation to the ideals, principles, and traditions that have made our country strong; requirements emphasize cooperation between historic societies and Cub Scout, Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout units, which should establish a close relationship with a local society as soon as possible when planning a historic activity—most communities have such societies.
Hometown USA – Keep America Beautiful was founded in 1953 with the purpose of building and sustaining a national cleanliness ethic.
Kayaking BSA – To encourage the development of kayaking skills and water safety.
Leave No Trace – An awareness and attitude appreciating our natural environment.
Life saving or Meritorious Action – To recognize registered youth and adults who have performed an attempt to save a life or to recognize notable acts of service that need not involve attempts of rescue or risk to self, but put into practice Scouting skills and/or ideals.
Mile Swim BSA – To encourage swimming skills and recognize Scouts who swim one mile or more.
National Outdoor Awards – When a Scout excels in outdoor participation, there are awards to show for it! This program, conceived by the BSA's National Camping Task Force, includes a series of six badges designed to recognize a Scout or Venturer who has exemplary knowledge and experience in performing high-level outdoor activities.
Paul Bunyan Woodsman
Religious Emblems – To encourage youth members to work on the religious emblem pertaining to the denomination of their choice.
Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) - The purpose of the award is to encourage the young adult to explore adult Jewish roles in the context of family, community, and Jewish people.
SCUBA BSA – To encourage water skills.
Snorkeling BSA – To encourage youth members to learn and become proficient in snorkeling skills and to snorkel safely.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding – Introduces scouts to the basics of SUP.
STEM/ Nova – The Nova awards are available to all Scouts and are optional. Requirements must be completed while registered as a Scout and before turning age 18. There are four Nova awards (Shoot!, Start Your Engines!, Whoosh!, Designed to Crunch)—one for each STEM area—and a Scout can earn all four. Completion of any Nova award earns a Scout the right to wear the respective Nova award patch. Completion of each additional STEM Nova award is recognized by a pi (p) pin placed on the patch. Each award builds on the STEM-related topic, involves hands-on activities, and often includes a field trip.
Totin' Chip – This certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools.
William T. Hornaday – Presented for distinguished service in natural resource conservation for units, Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters. Scouts may earn the Hornaday Badge or the Hornaday Bronze or Silver Medal.
World Conservation – To encourage all youth members to think globally and act locally to preserve and improve our environment. Involves advancement and project work.
For additional information, visit the BSA Awards Central webpage.