Scouting At A Distance Award

Scouting At A Distance Award
For Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers & Leaders

Mayflower Council would like to recognize Scouts and adults who are Scouting at a distance with a patch that is sure to be a collector item. Requirements for Scouts and leaders to earn this award are simple.


  1. Complete the requirements for the appropriate rank
  2. Complete online award completion form
  3. Order your patch.
    • The link to order your patch will be provided when you submit your online completion form
    • Patches are $4 each
    • Our patch design will be available soon and we think it’s so cool
  4. Award is available for a limited time requirements must be completed by September 30 and patches must be ordered by October 15.
  5. Contact Joe Livingston if you have questions about the award.

Continue to follow all applicable state, local, and council guidelines. We encourage you to take and post pictures of your events and post them on social media with the hashtag #mayflowerscoutsinaction #scoutingatadistance

Scouting At A Distance Award Requirements

Cub Scout Den Requirements (complete 3 out of this list)

  • Attend an in person den meeting
  • Plan and practice a den skit or song
  • Participate in a den campfire (can’t be the same as the den meeting from above)
  • Perform at least one hour of community service with your den
  • Participate in a den scavenger hunt
Award Completion Form

Scouts BSA Patrol or Venture Crew Requirements (complete 3 out of this list)

  • Attend an in-person patrol or crew meeting
  • Plan and attend an in-person patrol or crew camping trip
  • Participate in at least two hours of community service with your patrol or crew
  • Go on a 5-mile hike with your patrol
  • Participate in a patrol or crew scavenger hunt
Award Completion Form

Adult Leader Required

  • Ensure you are 100% trained for your current position through your My.Scouting profile (for ASM, SM, and Crew Advisors if all that is missing is IOLS an in person training submit email to your local council to be notified when this training will be offered next)

Adult Leader Elective Requirements (complete 2 out of this list)

  • Facilitate an in person meeting utilizing the guidelines provided at the time based on local guidelines
  • Explain Scouting to a non Scouting family or to a community group of your choice
  • Share through social media or a letter to the editor explaining the values of Scouting and what Scouting means to you to help spread the positive message of Scouting
  • Following Youth Protection Guidelines ensure at least 1 Scout advances a rank or earns a MB (not virtual if allowed by local guidelines)
Award Completion Form