Re: The Scout Rose
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Sun, 26 Apr 1998 21:29:38 -0500
> I've asked this question before and received no responses, so I'll try >again.
Sorry you didn't get a response before, Lois.....
> In the official BSA catalog, there is an award plaque for either BSA or >CSA
(we don't refer to "Cub Scouts of America" as CSA....we simply refer to them
as "Boy or Cub Scouts")
> which consists of the official emblem and a silver rose. It is called the
> "Scout Rose Plaque."
What you're talking about is on page AJ10 of the 1998 catalog, right?
The "Rose Plaque" is a recently new item, and it can be presented to anyone
(male or female) for just about any reason that the unit, District or local
Council can think of: to say "thanks" to an adult or organization for their
contributions or service to Scouting.
People tend to give roses to those that they love, so a outgoing Scoutmaster
or Cubmaster or Exploring leader may choose to give this to his or her spouse.
Also, because roses are associated with "winners" (as the Run for the Roses,
the Kentucky Derby next weekend), a unit, District or Council may want to
give this to a person whom was chosen as Scouter of the Year or something
The rose pin on page AJ 8 can also be similarly awarded or presented on the
same basis as the plaque.
BTW, both pin and plaque are gold-toned, not silver toned. It looks silver
in the catalog, but both are gold-plated. I've seen the pin in the Council
office before I left for Germany.
The plaques and awards shown in the catalog, for the most part, can be
presented for a variety of reasons and are not associated with a specific
Scouting award. The same goes for the glassware and other special wooden
Hope this helps, Lois.....
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