I haven’t heard anything official.
I called National Supply in February. They told me there was a quality issue, that they were working with the vendor to resolve the issue, and that the pins would be available by mid March.
The pin #14236 has been missing from ScoutShop since at least January. I suggested they return the award to the website and mark it in some way, backordered or out of stock so an advancement chair can keep up with the status of this current Cub Scout award.
In late March the patch #14235 for the Outdoor Activity Award disappeared for ScoutShop. I emailed the customer service email to determine if the award was being discontinued. They replied that they were forwarding my concerns to the leader of the web group. The patch is back up but still nothing about the pin.
Meanwhile ScoutShop still list as “Out of Stock” pins for the long discontinued (2015?) Cub Scout Academics and Sports pins awards.
I know the organization has a lot going on with the bankruptcy but I see several operations opportunities and areas where greater coordination and accountability is needed.
The awards and advancement group should be defining what supply carries and it should be on the site as long as the award is current. What do we tell these cubs who’ve earned their wolf track pin? National doesn’t have any pins. They can’t tell us if or when they may get pins. We hope you’ll be ok with another of the same patch (the actual suggestion of our local Scout Shop).
BSA doesn’t follow these boards but I know someone on here posted an email once for the awards and advancement committee. I hope they’ll reply here and tag me because I’d like to bring this issue directly to the committee’s attention.