Cold Weather Awards

Although many Councils offer special award programs for cold weather camping, there are no national standards for such awards. The availability of such an award program is determined by local Councils along with the requirements (which vary widely). Similarly, the name of the award is determined by your local Council. "Polar Bear Award" probably is the most common name. Some other names include:
  • Zero Hero
  • Frostbite Camping Award (Del-Mar-Va Council)
  • Frosty Award
  • 100-below Award


BSA does offer Okpik Leader Training for Cold-Weather Camping, which is a national program; the book is item No. 34040.

Note: The folks in Austin, Texas have a Chili Pepper Award for hot weather camping.

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