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Boy Scout Troop 288
(La Crescenta, California)
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Boardsailing BSA - To encourage the development of boardsailing skills.  See form below

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.  Link to requirements

Cyber Chip - Link to requirements

Den Chief Service Award - Link to requirements

Emergency Preparedness BSA - Scouts have been instrumental in helping their communities recover from emergencies.  Link to requirements 

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.  See form below

Firem'n Chit - This certification grants a Scout the right to carry fire-lighting devices (matches, lighters, etc.) and build campfires.  Link to requirements

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.  See form below

Hometown USA - Keep America Beautiful was founded in 1953 with the purpose of building and sustaining a national cleanliness ethic.  Link to requirements

Interpreter Strip - Link to requirements

Kayaking BSA - To encourage the development of kayaking skills and water safety.  See form below

Leave No Trace - An awareness and attitude appreciating our natural environment.  Link to requirements 

Lifesaving 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.  See form below

Mile Swim BSA - To encourage swimming skills and recognize Scouts who swim one mile or more.  See form below

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.  Link to requirements

Paul Bunyan Woodsman -
Link to requirements

Religious Emblems - To encourge youth members to work on the religious emblem pertaining to the denomination of their choice.  Link to requirements

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.  Link to requirements 

To encourage water skills.  See form below

Snorkeling BSA -
To encourage youth members to learn and become proficient in snorkeling skills and to snorkel safely. See form below

Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Introduces scouts to the basics of SUP.  See form below

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.  Link to requirements

Totin' Chip - This certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools.  Link to requirements

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.  Link to requirements

World Conservation - To encourage all youth members to think globally and act locally to preserve and improve our environment. Involves advancement and project work.  See form below

For additional information, visit the BSA Awards Central webpage.
Icon File Name Comment  
50 Miler.pdf 50 Miler  
Boardsailing BSA.pdf Boardsailing BSA  
Historic Trails.pdf Historic Trails  
Kayaking BSA.pdf Kayaking BSA  
Lifesaving or Meritorious Action.pdf Lifesaving or Meritorious Action  
Mile Swim BSA.pdf Mile Swim BSA  
Scuba BSA.pdf Scuba BSA  
Snorkeling BSA.pdf Snorkeling BSA  
Stand Up Paddle Boarding.pdf Stand Up Paddle Boarding  
World Conservation.pdf World Conservation