Re: The Bobcat
Rick Busdiecker (rfb@CMU.EDU)
Thu, 11 Nov 1993 16:30:21 EST
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1993 14:31:36 EST
From: Don Izard <IZARD%UBVM.BITNET@RICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
AND concerning the 'tradition' of the upside down BOBCAT badge. . .
I have found a ceremony in a 1978 and 1980 POW WOW book that
has the BADGE presented and pinned on - UPSIDE DOWN. And I
believe that Moses, (MY CUB MASTER) also had my parents present
my OLD ROUND PIN, unside down, pending a GOOD DEED. The GOOD DEED
has been associated with BOB CAT presentation for a LONG time.
HOwever, I might add that I was NOT turned Up-side down, just my
PIN. The CUBS in our local pack have not even been inverted,
but the BADGE has been first pinned on inverted since at least
This also reflects my experience. I got my Bobcat around 1971.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City