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Additional Youth Awards - BSA Family Award

The BSA Family Activity Book (available at your local council service center) provides all the requirements as well as step-by-step instructions for earning the BSA Family Award.

To earn the award, a family must complete a total of 5 activities within a 12-month period.

When a family has completed these requirements, they are eligible to receive an award certificate, patches for uniform wear, and/or pins for non-uniform wear.

The following requirements are just a summary of the BSA Family Program, for more information, contact your den leader or consult the BSA Family Book, which is available at the Northern Star Council / Scout Shop.


BSA Family Award


  

Requirements

To earn the BSA Family Award, a family will complete, within a 12-month period, requirements 1 and 2 plus three more of the remaining requirements. As a family:

  1. Decide how many times each month you will meet to achieve the Boy Scouts of America Family Award. Make a commitment.

  2. Improve skills discussed in six or more of the 14 Family Talk areas.
    A weekly Family Talk is suggested and provides family members an opportunity to learn and to practice relationship skills that will strengthen individuals as well as the family. There are 14 suggested Family Talk subjects. They are:

    • Building Self-Esteem
    • Love
    • Developing Responsibility
    • Sharing
    • Caring
    • Planning and Organizing
    • Coping
    • Trusting
    • Giving
    • Communicating
    • Believing
    • Preparing
    • Developing Talents
    • Developing Family Roots and Traditions
       
  3. Plan and participate in one or more family outings.

  4. Start one new family tradition.

  5. Do a Good Turn for an individual, a group, or your community (elderly, needy, handicapped, nursing homes, charitable fundraisers, cleanup days, etc.).

  6. Attend religious services of your choice at least once each month.

  7. Attend or participate in at least two Scouting activities or functions (Scouting shows, pinewood derby, Scouting banquets, flag-raising ceremonies, etc.).

  8. Identify your local BSA council and neighborhood Cub Scout pack.

  

  

New as of 2008

To enhance and encourage continuation in the BSA Family program, Scouts and their Family are encouraged to earn these additional BSA Family Awards

Unfortunately Pack 042 does not subsidize these patches or pins but is more than happy to assist any Pack 042 Family in obtaining these patches and properly recognizing each Scout and Family for their accomplishment.

  
  
   

choice of patch or pin

 

choice of patch or pin

 

choice of patch or pin

awarded to any BSA Family committing to participate in the BSA Family Program   earned for completion of two additional activities from the "Building a Family Team" chapter of the Family Fun Book   earned for completion of two additional activities from the "Connecting with Your Community" chapter of the Family Fun Book
         
   

choice of patch or pin

 

choice of patch or pin

 

choice of patch or pin

earned for completion of two additional activities from the "Facing Family Challenges" chapter of the Family Fun Book   earned for completion of two additional activities from the "Shaping Your Family Identity" chapter of the Family Fun Book   earned for completion of two additional activities from the "Shaping Your Family Personal Skills" chapter of the Family Fun Book