WEBELOS "horseman" activity badge....
or blackeagle ("Settummanque)
Wed, 15 Apr 1992 10:38:00 EDT
Jack and everyone that cares!!
In reading the mail sent to me (all 140+ messages!!) I came across the
message from Jack in Cleveland about the WEBELOS "Horseman" Activity
Badge....it only took me a few minutes to find the approviate resource
and five minutes to remember the uniqueness of this badge.
I earned one of those Horsemen activity badges as well....folks, its the
FIRST version of the Artist Activity badge!! It was related to me that
when the BSA revised the WEBELOS program in 1968-71, they had a hard time
coming up with graphical representation for each of the (then 15 now 20)
What they chose for Artist was a horsehead...why, I don't know....in 1983,
they replaced the Horseman with the current palete and paintbrush.
The reason why I am giggling was because when I looked up the reference
(the 1967 and current versions of the WEBELOS Scout Handbooks), the funny
looking thing made me break out laughing....(and I wore one on my badge
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City