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Activity Points vs. Karma Points

info-icoCat Scout members are becoming quite competitive over those coveted Cat Scout of the Week and Cat Scout of the Month titles, and many are asking what they need to do to be considered for one of these honors.

The Cat Scouts High Council selects one Cat Scout each week who has best demonstrated living life the Cat Scout Way during the week. This is measured in two ways: Activity points and Karma points.

Karma Points

Karma points stay with you and accumulate over the course of your life as a Cat Scout. You earn Karma points primarily by earning merit badges and by getting awards. Karma points measure the levels of individual achievement in scouting.

Activity Points

Activity points reset each week. Activity points measure the levels of community participation in scouting. The Cat Scouts High Council pays close attention to activity points and will occasionally grant a Karma-point based award as a result of extraordinary activity achievement. And, the activity points are one of the measures used to determine the Cat Scout of the Week/Month. For example, if two scouts are neck-and-neck, having earned the same number of merit badges, but one has 100 more activity points than the other, the activity points will break the tie.

You earn activity points by visiting catscouts.com each day, by commenting on posts, by posting, uploading photos and videos, etc. Additional activity points may be awarded on an ad hoc basis for scouts who demonstrate extraordinary support of fellow scouts.

Although we have not yet begun to award prizes for different levels of participation, in the future scouts will be able to earn special neckerchiefs, garrison caps and other swag when they reach certain point levels.

Achievement Redemption Code

When we first started, we had the scouts enter redemption codes to get their merit badges. We’ve tried to simplify it by manually awarding each badge now without the scout having to enter an achievement code.

Haven’t Gotten Your Merit Badge, Yet?

Because of the sheer volume of merit badges we have to review and award each day, we are bound to miss one or two along the way. Generally, merit badges should show up on your profile within 48 hours of having earned them. If a few days go by and you still haven’t gotten your badge, send a message to @catscouts and ask them where the heck your merit badge is. We’ll get right on it.

You’ll find all of your merit badges listed under the “Achievements” link on your profile.

Please be Patient!

Cat Scouts is growing by leaps and bounds, and we’re still figuring some of it out. Please bear with us as we work to build the best darned Cat Scouting organization you’ve ever been part of!

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  1. Sammy Kimmell
    Sammy Kimmell

    Good info……..I was confused about karma vs. activity points myself. Pays to look around here and try and find out answers because they almost ALWAYS are here already!!

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  2. Raz
    Raz

    Allie is having a problem commenting from the iPad. It keeps saying she’s already commented. 🙁

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  3. Allie
    Allie

    Lots for a new Scout to learn! I’m lucky to have my brofur Raz to help me figure things out.

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  4. Newman
    Newman

    Dang, there is so much to learn as a Cat Scout!

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  5. Mauricio
    Mauricio

    Thanks for adding this info to the sidebar. I was one of those confused Cat Scouts that asked about all this. This explained everything purrfectly. Head-butts, Tenderpaw Mauricio

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  6. Raz
    Raz

    This helped me a lot! Thanks!! I was confused about the Activity Points.

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  7. Wally
    Wally

    Thank you, Denmaster, for all the hard work you do to make Cat Scouts so much fun! 🙂

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    • Strollercat
      Strollercat

      YES, Wally has said it so perfectly. This is an AWESOME idea and I am VERY proud to be a Cat Scout. I can’t wait til mom makes me a uniform. I have some friends who are going to join, too because they are seeing how much fun I’m having they want to, too!

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  8. Moose Miller
    Moose Miller

    Does your week begin on Sunday?

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    • Denmaster
      Denmaster

      That is a good question, Moose. This week, activity points for the week will begin at midnight (PDT) on Sunday 10/13, but will end at midnight on Friday, with the Cat Scout of the Week announced on Saturday. Thereafter, activity points will run from Saturday to Friday (effectively, the “week” will start on Saturday), with Cat Scout of the Week announced on Saturdays.

      UPDATE:We had a computer meltdown at Cat Scouts World Headquarters and it might be a few days before activity points earned on 10/13 are added. Thx for your patience.

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  9. Shoko
    Shoko

    his takes care of a lot of questions. Thanks folk for putting me straight.

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