The North Star Award is the Top Section award for Beaver Scouts. Beavers become eligible to receive the award when they, as White Tails, have their Northern Lights Ceremony, but they can work towards the award during their years in Beaver Scouts. The award is OPTIONAL. It is a badge the Scout may wear on their uniform through all levels of Scouting. Every section from Beavers through Venturers has a Top Section Award, so to earn all awards in your scouting life would be a big accomplishment that starts in Beavers.
The Badge Booklets we handed out at Investiture include a section at the end about the North Star Award. You can use your booklet to track your progress.
In future, this award will require Beaver Scouts to have obtained 5 Outdoor Adventure Skill Stage Badges. However, this is the first year of Canadian Path badges and our Beavers haven’t had the same opportunity to earn these badges slowly. As part of our transition to Canadian Path, this year only we are offering options for the badge component of earning the award.
Whichever options Beaver Scouts choose, they must speak to Scouter Rosie about their choice and prepare a plan (writing out the choices, filling out the Badge Booklet).
Adapted Requirements for The North Star Award
Required: 5 hours community service / volunteering
Required: Participation in a Northern Lights Project:
- Option A: Complete the project decided on with White Tails Council
- Option B: Plan a project on your own and complete it on your own time (Share the plan with Scouter first)
Required: Outdoor Adventure Skill Stages:
- Option A: Earn 5 Outdoor Adventure Skill Stages
- Option B: Earn 3 Outdoor Adventure Skill Stages AND 2 Personal Achievement Badges
Required: Review your time in Beavers and what you have experienced and share your thoughts and memories with your Scouters
By telling Scouters about your plan to try for this award, the Scouters can provide support to you.