Nineteen Cub Scout elective adventures will be retired next year

If your Bear Cub Scout earned the World of Sound elective adventure, he or she was one of the few who did. Nineteen elective adventures (listed below) have been some of the least popular with some being earned by fewer than 3% of Cub Scouts.

Elective adventures are reviewed for content and popularity. These 19 were the least popular based on sales and advancement data. They will be archived in Scoutbook and Internet Advancement, removing the ability to mark them as completed after the retirement date of May 31, 2022.

Cub Scouts can still earn these electives through next May. Most packs transition to the next rank in June, but your den or pack might already have plans for the next program year. So, this next program year from fall 2021 through spring 2022 will be the last time to work on these adventures. However, inventory for loops and pins is limited and will only be available while supplies last.
Cub Scouts can still wear the adventure loops and pins after that date. Once it’s earned, it’s not taken away from the Cub Scout.

To be more agile in program development, the following elective adventures will be retired, effective May 31, 2022.


  • Family Stories
  • Earning Your Stripes
  • Tiger Tales
  • Tiger Theater


  • Collections and Hobbies
  • Grow Something
  • Hometown Heroes
  • Motor Away


  • Beat of the Drum
  • World of Sound
  • Make It Move
  • Robotics

Webelos/Arrow of Light

  • Looking Back Looking Forward
  • Maestro
  • Project Family
  • Build My Hero
  • Adventures in Science
  • Fix It
  • Movie Making

Tune in

For more on this announcement, watch Cub Chat Live on May 14 at 2 p.m. CST.

This Facebook Live broadcast will also be archived if you miss it, and it’ll be linked on Scouting magazine’s home page.

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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.