Re: Explorer Awards ????
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 00:09:06 CDT
Gregg Dubin <Gregg4111@AOL.COM> writes:
>I have been in an explorer post for about 6 months now and just was wondering
>If there is anyone in an explorer post here, are there awards for
>explorer's?? We deal with emergency management, but whenever we do an event,
>all we get is a certificate. We do not get ranked up to a higher level. I
> think that should be changed..
What should you feel you deserve for participating in a service
project or task, Gregg? There's nothing that prevents your Post from
establishing its own "rank structure". There's a lot of planning
which has to be made to do it, but yeah, you can do it.
ALL Explorers can work toward and attain the Exploring Achievement
Award. The Award itself consists of a signed certificate, lapel pin
and a square knot for the field uniform. The requirements are about
as tough as you deem to make them, but compatiable to what you would
have to do to earn Eagle in a Troop or Team setting. Check with your
local Council....they should have the applications and information on
the award. If not, write me and I'll dig them out and send them your
Just to let you know, the requirements for the award have been posted
here by my THREE TIMES in the past four months, so I won't subject the
entire list once again in reading the requirement (whew, right!!)
Sea Explorers are the ONLY Explorers with a nationally-recognized
"rank structure". Ordinary, Able and Quartermaster are the three
ranks in their portion of Exploring. We've only had a handful of Sea
Explorers to earn Quartermaster in the past few years, and that's hurt
our entire program significantly!
>If there is anyone here in an explorer post, does your post give "higher"
In my old Explorer Post, we presented an award to members of the Post
as well as those outside the Post that showed an extraordinary amount
of "Scout Spirit and Service to youth". The award, called the Silver
Scouter, is a Silver Boy Scout Contest medal, suspended from a maroon
and white ribbon (Maroon and white are the colors of Eastern Kentucky
University). Each spring, the holders of the award would meet and
accept nominations on at least two awards (the number of the awards
depend on the size of the Post; two awards for every 20 registered
youth members or portion thereof. This meant in a Post with 34
members, up to four awards can be presented. This kept the award
special). The other thing was that no member can receive an award
unless someone OUTSIDE the Post also recieves one. Awardees include
one of the best editors of our school's paper, a former Student Senate
President, a Vice President of Students, a Scoutmaster of a local
Troop, and a State Senator. Two our University Deans also are Silver
Scouter holders, as well as a District Executive and our old Exploring
We present the awards during our spring recogntion banquet, in which
we present other Exploring and Scouting awards. For instance, our
President usually gets an Exploring Leadership Award from the Council
and several of our members either receive training awards or the
Exploring Acheivement Award. Year pins and "Thanks" pins are also
presented to those members that have done significant work over the
past year. Of course, we have "gag awards" too, like the "Mike Walton
Memorial "I-can't-shut-up-about-anything" Award (which Mike Walton
cannot receive! *smile*) and others.
Hope that helps some, Gregg.
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