Re: HISTORY OF SCOUT MEDAL
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 14:19:32 -0500
Gary Metz asked:
>I am a scouter in Thunder Bay Ontario , Host for the Canadian
>Jamboree. cj97 . I have a visiter from Australia , who is a venturer
>from Melbourne . He has recently traded for a scout metal. Which is a
>brass arrowhead with a pioneer carrying a rifle on the front of it. It
>has the words " Scout Hiked Boone Trail " on the back of it. It has a
>green ribbon with an orange stripe down the middle.
I believe what he's got, Gary, is a trail medal from my state capitol,
Frankfort, Kentucky. The Boone Historical Trail takes Scouts and Scouters
around the central part of our state capitol, along with some places in
what's now called West Frankfort. The trail medal, one of many for
historical trails in our state, was probably coordinated between one of the
five Troops in Frankfort and the state's historical society.
I don't believe that they issue the medals any more, and that's a shame.
There's a lot of Scouts that joined Scouts when I was growing up in the 60s
and 70s, because of the opportunities to "get some really neat medals" for a
weekend's hike of ten miles or so...and in the process, learning something.
I don't have my Kentucky Directory of Hiking Trails handy...I'd wished that
I could have found it (I had a phone call this morning and a posting later
on from someone wanting a copy of it; I can't find mine but I know it's in
one of those boxes in the "kid's room" that I haven't opened or filed yet!
*grinning*), so I can't give you the address of the unit that originated the
trail. But the address of the state's Historical Society is below; perhaps
they can give your friend some more information about the trail itself:
Kentucky Historical Society
Route 1, U.S. Highway 60 West
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Hope that helps out....
(Daniel Boone is considered our state's "patron saint". He founded the
state, did most of his travels within the state, and serves as an example of
the best in pioneers from our "corner of earth and sky". His likeness is
found on the university where I graduated and earned my graduate degree from
as well as on medals and other items presented to Kentuckians and others
from this state. He's usually portrayed carrying his longrifle.)
(c) 1997 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") (502) 827-9201
(settummanque, the blackeagle) http://dynasty.net/users/blkeagle
241 Fairview Dr., Henderson, KY 42420-4339 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
---- FORWARD in service to youth ----
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City