Re: help identify this emblem
David P. Dusenbury (0006531737@MCIMAIL.COM)
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 11:19:00 EST
-- [ From: David P. Dusenbury * EMC.Ver #3.0 ] --
> > I'd like to know the history of this medallion myself. I think it
> > is likely that the medallion has the Zuni swastika on the reverse
> > side and that it likely dates from the 1920s or thereabouts. The
> > German Nazis got their start in the 1920s and did not become really
> > prominent until Hitler was elected in 1933. I find it unlikely that
> > Scouting organizations would have used the swastika after the Nazis
> > suborned it and used it as their party symbol.
> I don't know if this is of any help, but there was a UK medallion (or
> pin) that had a swaztika on - it is a 'Thanks Badge', which was (is now
> the swaztika) given to non-uniformed members of the movement as a sign of
> gratitude for help, e.g. non-uniformed Pack/Troop helpers, members of the
> committee,... who have served Scouting well.
As implied above, the swastika symbol was around long before the nazi party. It
used to be a symbol of "trust". If you look at old banks and old bank
stationary, etc, you will see the swastika. On old bank buildings, they often
will be built into the brickwork or masonry trim up near the top of the building
. Those of you in central NC, I believe there is still one in downtown
Pittsboro, along 15501 North of the courthouse.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City