Rising Star Balanced Award Requirements PDF Print E-mail

ACORN 

Requirements

1. The Scout has satisfied the administrative requirements for membership.
2. The Scout recited the Rising Star Scout Promise, Scout Code, Scout Motto, and the Scout Spirit, and explained their meaning in personal terms.
3. The Scout has completed the New Member Orientation Process including:
  a. The history of Adventure Scouts USA and of the Scout Movement.
  b. The obligation of every Scout and Counselor to live by the spirit of the Rising Star Scout Promise, Scout Code, Scout Motto, and Scout Spirit of Adventure Scouts USA and to treat all others respectfully.
  c. The obligation of every Scout and Counselor to report misconduct or perceived misconduct on the part of any person associated with Adventure Scouts USA.
  d. It is the affirmative duty of every Scout and Counselor to observe sound safety practices regarding bullying, hazing, harassment, and sexual misconduct.
  e. The Scout must always be in the presence of at least another Scout or two Adults during all meetings, programs, and activities of the Scout Programs of Adventure Scouts USA.
4.  The Scout has met with the Team Leader and Counselor in Conference.
5. The Scout has met with their Scout Buddy.
6.  The Scout completes the orientation regarding participation in The Personal Achievement Program or the Pursue Your Passions Program.
7.  The Scout has completed the orientation regarding Challenges including discussion of two essential concerns.  They are:
  a. What a Challenge is and how to schedule a Challenge by making an appointment.
  b. How to complete a Challenge (what is expected, Give Your Best)
  c. Orientation of Expectations for Did and Do
  d. Personal safety while completing a Challenge
8.  The Scout has made a choice to participate in the Personal Achievement Program.
9. The Scout has completed a Challenge of personal interest.

 SEEKER 

Requirement

1.  The Scout has earned the Acorn award.
2.  The Scout has recited from memory the Rising Star Scout Promise, Scout Code, Scout Motto, and Scout Spirit in accordance with published guidelines.
3.  The Scout wears the Uniform of the Rising Star Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA, according to published guidelines.
4.  Scout has completed at least one Challenge from the Community, Social Responsibility and Citizenship category.
5.  Scout has completed at least one Challenge from the Personal Education or Recreation categories.
6.  The Scout has completed five of the requirements for OLS-1
7.  The Scout has completed at least one Challenge from the Safety category.
8.  The Scout has completed at least one Challenge from the Science and Nature category that does not also appear in the requirements for OLS-1.
9.  The Scout has completed at least one of the Challenges from the Health, Fitness and Sports category.
10.  The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from Field-Craft category.
11.  The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from the Science and Nature category.
12.  The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from Personal Education category.
13.  The Challenge Mentor and Scout Buddy counseled the Scout.
14.  The Scout has participated in planning or organizing an activity, event or service project.
15.  The Scout has completed a Challenge that demonstrates Trustworthiness, a pillar of Character Counts!

TRACKER

Requirements

1.  The Scout has earned the Seeker award.
2.  The Scout's conduct conforms to the Spirit of the Rising Star Scout Promise, Scout Code, Scout Motto and Scout Spirit of the Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA they are a member of.
3.  The Scout wears the Uniform of the Rising Star Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA in accordance with published guidelines and helps others to do so.
4.  Scout has completed at least 5 new Challenges from the Community, Social Responsibility and Citizenship category.
5.  Scout has completed at least 1 Challenge from the Scout Spirit category.
6.  Scout has completed at least 1 Challenge from the Recreation or Vocational categories.
7.  Scout has completed at least 5 Challenges from the Safety category, including at least three relating to First Aid but excluding any that appear in the requirements for OLS, as follows:
8.  The Scout has completed the requirements for OLS-1.
9.  The Scout has completed at least 1 Nature Study Challenge from the Science and Nature category.
10.  The Scout has completed at least 5 new Challenges from the Science and Nature category that do not appear in the requirements for OLS.
11.  The Scout has completed at least 5 new Challenges from the Health, Fitness and Sports category including at least one relating to physical fitness.
12.  The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from the Field-Craft category.
13.  The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from the Emergency Preparedness category.
14.  The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from the Personal Education category.
15.  The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from the Hobbies and Personal Interests category.
16.  The Scout has completed training in the planning phase of the POLE Method.
17.  The Scout has planned an approved activity, event or service project to the satisfaction of the Team Leader.
18.  The Scout has completed a Challenge that demonstrates Respect, a pillar of Character Counts!

MAPMAKER

Requirements

1.  The Scout has earned the Tracker award.
2.  The Scout's conduct conforms to the Spirit of the Rising Star Scout Promise, Scout Code, Scout Motto and Scout Spirit of the Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA they are a member of.
3.  The Scout wears the Uniform of the Rising Star Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA in accordance with published guidelines and helps others to do so.
4.  Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Community, Social Responsibility and Citizenship category.
5.  Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Scout Spirit category.
6.  Scout has completed at least five Challenges from the Vocational category or Recreation category.
7.  Scout has completed at least five Challenges from Safety category, including at least three relating to First Aid but excluding any that appear in the requirements for OLS-1 or -2.
8.  The Scout has completed the requirements for OLS-2
9.  The Scout has completed at least one new Outdoor Skills Challenge from any category.
10.  The Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Science and Nature category.
11.  The Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Health, Fitness and Sports category, with at least one relating to physical fitness.
12. The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from the Field-Craft category
13.  The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from the Science and Nature category
14.  The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from the Personal Education category
15.  The Scout has completed at least 1 new Challenge from the Hobbies and Personal Interests category.
16.  The Scout has organized an approved activity, event or service project.
17.  The Scout has completed a Challenge that demonstrates Fairness, a pillar of Character Counts!

 TRAVELER

Requirements

1.  The Scout has earned the Mapmaker award.
2.  The Scout's conduct conforms to the Spirit of the Rising Star Scout Promise, Scout Code, Scout Motto and Scout Spirit of the Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA they are a member of.
3.  The Scout wears the Uniform of the Rising Star Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA in accordance with published guidelines and helps others to do so.
4.  Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Community, Social Responsibility and Citizenship category.
5.  Scout has completed at least two new Challenges from the Scout Spirit category.
6.  Scout has completed at least five Challenges from the Personal Education, Vocational, or Recreation categories from any categories.
7.  Scout has completed at least five Challenges from the Safety category, including at least three relating to First Aid but excluding any that appear in the requirements for OLS-1 or -2.
8.  The Scout has completed the requirements for OLS-3.
9.  The Scout has completed three new Outdoor Skills Challenges from any categories.
10.  The Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Science and Nature category that do not appear in the requirements for OLS-1, -2, or -3.
11.  The Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Health, Fitness and Sports category including at least one relating to physical fitness.
12.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Field-Craft category
13.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Science and Nature category.
14.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Personal Education category
15.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Hobbies and Personal Interests category
16.  The Scout has led an approved activity, event or service project.
17.  The Scout has completed a Challenge that demonstrates Caring, a pillar of Character Counts

PIONEER

Requirements

1.  The Scout has earned the Traveler award.
2.  The Scout's conduct conforms to the Spirit of the Rising Star Scout Promise, Scout Code, Scout Motto and Scout Spirit of the Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA they are a member of.
3.  The Scout wears the Uniform of the Rising Star Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA in accordance with published guidelines and helps others to do so.
4.  Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Community, Social Responsibility and Citizenship category.
5.  Scout has completed at least two new Challenges from the Scout Spirit category.
6.  Scout has completed at least five Challenges from the Vocational or Recreation categories.
7.  Scout has completed at least five Challenges from the Safety category, including at least three relating to First Aid but excluding any that appear in the requirements for OLS-1 or -2.
8.  The Scout has completed the requirements for OLS-4.
9.  The Scout has completed two new Outdoor Skills Challenges from any categories.
10.  The Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Science and Nature category that do not appear in the requirements for OLS-1, -2, -3, or -4.
11.  The Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Health, Fitness and Sports category including at least one relating to physical fitness.
12.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Field-Craft category.
13.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Science and Nature category.
14.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Personal Education category.
15.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Hobbies and Personal Interests category.
16.  The Scout has led an additional approved activity, event or service project.
17.  The Scout has completed a Challenge that demonstrates Responsibility, a pillar of Character Counts!

ORION

Requirements

1.  The Scout has earned the Traveler award.
2.  The Scout's conduct conforms to the Spirit of the Rising Star Scout Promise, Scout Code, Scout Motto and Scout Spirit of the Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA they are a member of.
3.  The Scout wears the Uniform of the Rising Star Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA in accordance with published guidelines and helps others to do so.
4.  Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Community, Social Responsibility and Citizenship category.
5.  Scout has completed at least two new Challenges from the Scout Spirit category.
6.  Scout has completed at least five Challenges from the Vocational or Recreation categories
7.  Scout has completed at least five Challenges from the Safety category, including at least three relating to First Aid but excluding any that appear in the requirements for OLS-1 or -2.
8.  The Scout has completed the requirements for OLS-5.
9.  The Scout has completed five new Outdoor Skills Challenge from any categories.
10.  The Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Science and Nature category that do not appear in the requirements for OLS-1, -2, -3, -4, or -5.
11.  The Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Health, Fitness and Sports category with at least one relating to physical fitness.
12.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Field-Craft category.
13.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Science and Nature category
14.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Personal Education category.
15.  The Scout has completed at least one new Challenge from the Hobbies and Personal Interests category.
16.  The Scout has evaluated an approved activity, event or service project
17.  The Scout has completed a Challenge that demonstrates Responsibility, a pillar of Character Counts!

QUEST

Requirements

1.  The Scout has earned the Orion award.
2.  The Scout's conduct conforms to the Spirit of the Rising Star Scout Promise, Scout Code, Scout Motto and Scout Spirit of the Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA they are a member of.
3.  The Scout wears the Uniform of the Rising Star Scout Program of Adventure Scouts USA in accordance with published guidelines and helps others to do so.
4.  Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Community, Social Responsibility and Citizenship category.
5.  Scout has completed at least two new Challenges from the Scout Spirit.
6.  Scout has completed at least five Challenges from the Vocational or Recreation categories.
7.  Scout has completed at least five Challenges from the Safety category, including at least three relating to First Aid but excluding any that appear in the requirements for OLS-1 or -2, as follows:
8.  The Scout has completed 5 new Outdoor Skills Challenge from any categories
9.  The Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Nature category that do not appear in the requirements for OLS-1, -2, -3, -4, or -5.
10.  The Scout has completed at least five new Challenges from the Health, Fitness and Sports category.
11.  The Scout has completed at least two new Challenges from the Field-Craft category.
12.  The Scout has completed at least two new Challenges from the Science and Nature category.
13.  The Scout has completed at least two new Challenges from the Personal Education category.
14.  The Scout has completed at least two new Challenges from the Hobbies and Personal Interests category.

 
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