Uniform Trivia Question.....
Settummanque, the blackeagle (WALTOML@WKUVX1.BITNET)
Sat, 11 Sep 1993 21:26:33 CDT
Okay...here's another trivial trivia question based upon our
discussion of training awards this past couple of weeks.
There are THREE square knot emblems which has been doing double duty
(in other words, they represent older awards as well as present-day
ones). One of them is the Silver Beaver square knot, used also by
holders of the old Silver Fawn Award (and a sidebar: can anyone tell
us who recieved the Silver Fawn Award and when it was discontinued??).
There are two other ones, one used as a training award and is the ONLY
square knot that may be worn TWICE by Scouters "legally" (because it
represents two awards, one old one and a new one recently discussed in
this forum). Yes, National knows about the boo-boo but it was too
late in which to make a change...and besides, the folks at National
told us all (I reported it here on the list about two years back),
"The other award" will have a new knot anyways, so after a while, it
will correct itself!
The other one has been used since 1958, to represent "Scouts" and
Scouters that have earned *three earlier versions* of this special
award... there was a square knot made for this award, but it was used
ONLY for eight months, until this one was created as a "coverall" knot.
It was the BSA's first "fully embrodered knot patch" and there are about
4000 holders of the present award, which isn't a "award" in the "badge" or
What are they??
Answer and summary on Thursday (Monday, Jessiann and I will be in
Richmond, Kentucky while the youngest Walton child gets tubes in his
ears and adnoids taken out)!!
Mike L. Walton
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