Re: World Conservation Award
Steve Poole (sdpoole@WINTERNET.COM)
Tue, 8 Oct 1996 22:06:07 -0500
>Some questions regarding the World Conservation Award:
>Can the World Conservation Award be worn on the uniform?
>If so, where? Does it conflict with anything else that
>can be worn in the same spot? Can it be earned more
>than once? What are some ideas for den projects?
Last year as Bear's, our den worked on the World Conservation Award.
There are different requirements for Wolf, Bear, and Webelos. Bear is by far
the most dificult. A boy can be officially credited with earning the award
only once. It is treated as a temporary patch and is officially worn on the
right pocket. It can also be worn on a patch vest.
That is the official line. Now here is what I did in our den. The boys
all worked very hard on this award. One boy had already earned as a Wolf. I
told the boys (after explaining the official positon) to wear it in the area
of the right shoulder not the pocket. I wanted them to feel they were being
recognized for their achievement as being something special. For the boy who
earned it as a Wolf, I am having him wear a small pin (Cub Scout pin) to
signify that he has earned it twice. If any of the boys earn it as a
Webelos, I will also have them wear a small pin to signify earning more than
once. I am well aware that this is against offical policy. I also think the
official policy should be changed in this regard.
Hope this helps answer some of your questions.
Steve Poole Den 1 Pack 445 Indianhead Council Eagan, Mn.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City