settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Sat, 23 Aug 1997 21:23:47 -0500
R. Rousseau asked:
>Is there such a thing as a Quarter Master Training? A few years back a
>fellow received recognition for this. Was it just a local training?
Not in the BSA; however, there is a Quartermaster Award, which is the
highest step of a four-step advancement process for Sea Explorers. It is
the second-oldest advancement program in the BSA, the oldest of course being
Only Explorers registered with nautical Exploring units may work toward and
earn the Quartermaster Award. It is a very unique award. The other
advancement steps are called Apprentice, Ordinary and Able.
In all of those years, however, there's only several hundred Quartermaster
Award holders as opposed to the thousands of Eagle Scouts in the USA.
The Quartermaster Award is a really nice looking medal suspended from a
seablue ribbon, along with a square knot, large and pocket certificates and
a personal letter from the Chief Scout Executive. Because these awards are
few and far between, those holders get a personal letter indeed instead of
the autopenned ones that Eagle Scouts get.
Hope that helps out!
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