The following awards have been discontinued:
- Cubmaster Award - Cubmasters may now earn the Scouter's Key and wear the knot with the Cub Scouting device.
- Cub Scouter & Pack Trainer Awards - Pack leaders may earn the Scouter's Training Award and wear the knot with a Cub Scouting device.
- Tiger Cub & Webelos Den Leader's Awards - All den leaders may earn the Cub Scout Den Leader's Training Award knot with the appropriate device.
Scouters who have earned discontinued awards will still be able to wear these awards and knots.
Scouters who have begun to work on the Cub Scout Leader Recognition Awards will still be able to earn them as long as they are completed by the following dates:
- Tiger Cubs Den Leader Award - December 31, 2012
- Webelos Den Leader Award - December 31, 2012
- Cubmaster Award - December 31, 2012
- Pack Trainer Award - December 31, 2012
- Cub Scouter Award - December 31, 2012
Cub Scouters who have not started to work on an award may only earn the NEW awards and must use the new requirements.