The Boy Scouts recognize several achievements beyond merit badges – The Mile Swim and the Polar Bear awards. Both awards can be earned by scouts and adult leaders.
The Mile Swim award is awarded to scouts and adult leaders who have completed a mile swim under the supervision of an accredited scout counselor. The Mile Swim is usually swum on Friday afternoon at summer camp in Crystal Lake. It can be swum in a public pool under the supervision of a swimming merit badge counselor. The following Troop 35 members have earned the Mile Swim Award.
- Mark H., Julie L (adult leader), Carl P. (adult leader)
- Mark H., Carl P. (adult Leader), Steven S., Clay W. (adult Leader), William W.
- Jesse E., Mark H., Adam L., Jonah S., Clay W. (adult Leader), William W.
- William W.
The Polar Bear Award is earned by scouts and adult leaders that camp out of doors and sleep overnight in a shelter – tent or snow shelter – for 24 continuous hours between when the outside temperature is 32F or below and between November 1st and March 31st. Additionally, the scouts must do all of their food preparation including cooking out of doors over and open fire or using charcoal – also known as Dutch Oven Cooking. Boy Scouts must be at least 12 years of age and under the supervision of an adult leader trained in cold weather camping. The following Troop 35 members have earned the Polar Bear Award.
- Joey C., Jesse E., Mark H., Carl P. (adult leader)
- Joey C., Jesse E., Mark H., Adam L., William W.