Re: The Bobcat
Robert M. Gross (rmgross@DOW.COM)
Thu, 11 Nov 1993 09:50:32 -0500
>>Why pin the Bobcat badge on upside down in the first place?
>>Where in BSA literature does it state that the Bobcat award must be presented
>>in this fashion with a limitation (do a good turn in order to turn it right
>>side up). The Boy has already met the requirements for the badge so (being
>>the devil's advocate) why add additional conditions to the award.
It may not say that in the literature now, but I think it does on older books.
It's never been a requirement that I know of, just a tradition dating from
the days when Scouts had metal rank pins for wearing on "civilian"
clothes. The tradition was to put the pin on upside down each day, until
you had done your Good Turn, the give the badge a "Good Turn."
I'll see if I can find the reference - I have some older Scout Handbooks in my
library (the oldest is early 1920's, I think.)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City