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In addition to badges of rank and merit badges, Scouts can earn a variety of awards. A few of these are listed below. Specific information on all other awards can be found here.


STEM Awards

  • Nova Shoot!
  • Nova Start Your Engines!
  • Nova Whoosh!
  • Nova Designed to Crunch
  • Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Award
  • Thomas Edison Supernova Award

National Outdoor Badges for Camping, Hiking, Aquatics, Riding, and Adventure

When a Scout excels in outdoor participation, there are new awards to show for it! This program, conceived by the National Camping Task Force of the BSA®, includes a series of five badges designed to recognize a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout who has exemplary knowledge and experience in performing high-level outdoor activities

Totin’ Chip

The Totin’ Chip grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools. The Scout must show his Scout leader, or someone designated by his leader, that he understands his responsibility to use and care for tools properly and safely.

Religious Emblems

“A Scout is reverent.” The Religious Emblem square knot and faith-specific religious emblems are conferred on a Scout by his religious leader. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem. Troop 451 encourages Scouts, their parents, and their religious leaders to learn more about their faith using the programs developed by and for each faith.   More information about the Religious Emblems and Troop 451.

Leave No Trace

Scouts receive the Leave No Trace award after completing the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges, practicing Leave No Trace principles on camping trips, and participating in a Leave No Trace service project.

World Conservation

Scouts receive the World Conservation award after completing three merit badges:

  1. Environmental Science
  2. Soil and Water Conservation or Fish and Wildlife Management
  3. Citizenship in the World
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