Volunteer Service Awards

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Scouting Leadership and Service Award
This pack award will recognize cub scouts who perform outstanding volunteerism in the community.  Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain "to benefit another person, group or organization". ... Volunteering has positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served.

Cub Scouts should enter their volunteering and service in Scoutbook.  Some examples include volunteering to run a series for a younger den, planning a special one time scout event, volunteering at a community fish fry, scouting for food, stream cleanup, etc.  All reasonable activities may count where a scout does not get paid, is not mandated to do the service, and is doing so to benefit another group or organization.

The cubmaster and committee chair will serve as the final authority on which activities will count towards the awards and which do not.   


Ruby Award

10 hours of service during a 12 month periodImage result for community service

Sapphire Award
20 hours of service during a 12 month period

Diamond Award
25 Hours or more of service during a 12 month period

These annual awards will be given out during the Blue and Gold Ceremony in February of each year.

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The President’s Volunteer Service Award
Our chartered organization, Friends of Pack 858, is a certifying organization for The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). This award can be earned by both boys and adult members each year. The certification year runs September 1st- August 31st.

The PVSA recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period. Recipients earning this distinction receive a PVSA pin, a certificate of achievement signed by the President of the United States and a congratulatory letter from the President. Awards may be showcased on college applications.

There are three levels based on the volunteer’s age and the number of hours earned during a one-year period beginning September 1st and ending August 31st of the following year. Hours are measured over a 12 month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours.

The awards are offered in multiple levels and designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.

How to Get Started:

Scouts in Pack 858 must log their volunteer hours in scoutbook.  Individuals not in Pack 858 should contact us to ensure a proper log is used. 

Award Recognition:

Friends of Pack 858 will host or attend an appropriate award ceremony each year, which all honorees will be invited to attend.

Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.

Hours by Award Bronze Silver Gold

Kids (5-10)

26 – 49

50 – 74

75 +

Teens (11–15)

50 – 74

75 – 99

100 +

Young Adults (16-25)

100 – 174

175 – 249

250 +

Adults (26 and older)

100 – 249

250 – 499

500+

Families and Groups*

200 – 499

500 – 999

1,000+

President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime

* Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total

Resource & Documents:

For more details about the PVSA
FAQ’s regarding the PVSA

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