The Quality Unit Awards are one of a series of ways that
the BSA tries to recognize units and individuals within those units that
have strong, quality programs.
Background and History
The Quality Unit Program was first introduced in 1986.
The Quality Unit program is an effort to recognize units
that have met specific requirements established on a charter year
The ten categories for the unit-level award -- six of which would
quality a unit for this award -- are listed below. Four
noted categories are required. These
requirements can change every two years to reflect current programming.
Packs that meet or surpassed their unit goals receive a special flag
streamer and have permission to purchase uniform emblems to be worn below
the Den medallion, on the right sleeve, as a permanent award.
In 1990, the BSA revised the Quality Unit program to only allow the
most recently earned quality unit award to be worn. This
eliminated shirt sleeves that had lots of these patches. Scouts
and their leaders had tended to wear all of the Honor/Quality Unit
emblems that their unit has earned since "the start of time".
(* items required)
*Training: The Cubmaster and at least 50% of the
Den Leaders will complete
Scout Leader Fast Start Training and
Leader Basic Training for their position
Leadership: A Pack will have one or more assistant
Cubmasters registered, trained, and active. One registered adult is
assigned responsibility for
Youth Protection training.
The Pack will participate in one or more of the following experiences:
Cub Scout Day Camp, resident camp, family camp, Webelos Den
overnighter(s), and/or other activities conducted or approved by the
Charter Renewal: The Pack will complete its charter
renewal before its current charter expires
Meetings: A Pack will hold a minimum of nine pack
meetings per year, and the Pack will earn the
National Summertime Pack Award.
- Tiger Cubs:
There will be one or more Tiger Cub
Dens in the Pack.
Project: The Pack will conduct a service project
annually, preferably for the chartered organization or community.
Seventy percent or more of the Scouts will advance a rank, or the Pack will have a ten percent increase in total rank advancement over a year
ago. Approved ranks for this recognition include
and Arrow of Light.
- Boy's Life:
A subscription to Boy's Life will go into the homes of all our Pack members, or
the Pack will achieve a ten percent increase over a year ago.
The Pack will renew its charter with an equal or greater number of youth
registered over a year ago.