Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: Youth Awards
Re: Youth Awards
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 10:03:18 -0400
>Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 20:45:11 -0400
>From: "Edward W. Hammitt" <ehammitt@IX.NETCOM.COM>
>Subject: Yotuh Awards
>Just doing a little research and maybe some of the Scouting history buff on
>the list might be able to help. When (years) were the following awards
>established and what years did they span.
Here are my own corrections based on the information I have in my library of
>Eagle Scout (BSA)
1911 actually, as the badge and requirements ARE in the first Scout
The Senior program has gone thru a lot of changes. Its best to look at it
The Senior Scouts program existed from 1935-49. During that time the
Scout program existed from 1935-49, and the Air Scout program from 1942-49.
Rover Scouts existed officially from 1936-54, for boys older then 17.
included other things like Sea Scouts, Press Clubs, and other things.
In 1949, the whole Senior Scout program changed to Explorers. Explorer
became Explorers, Air Scouts became Air Explorers, Sea Scouts became Sea
In 1959, Explorers became Exploring.
And in 1998, Exploring was split with Career Awarness Explorers going to
for Life, and the rest becoming Venturers.
>Gold Award (19??-1998)
Explorers had the Explorer Achievement Award from the early 80s to early
when it was replaced by the Explorer GOLD award. (note the word GOLD *IS* to
capitilized, as its an acronym). The Explorer GOLD award will STILL exist
LFL/Explorers as I understand.
>Explorer Silver Award
>Rover/Explorer Ranger Award
Rovers had no advancement program, as the members where over 17 and
future adult leader resources. Maybe if they did have an advancement
would have lasted.
The Explorer Scout Ranger Award lasted from 1944-49, then replaced by the
Explorers Silver Award from 1950-58.
>Air Scouts (BSA)
>Air Scout Ace Award (19??- 19??)
Air Scout/Air Explorer Ace Award lasted from 1942-54, at which time Air
would earn the Silver Award from 1955-65, but I'm not sure if this was using
Ace requirements or the Silver requirements.
>Sea Scouts (BSA)
>Quartermaster (19??- )
Quartermaster Award started in 1925.
Hope this helps
Michael R. Brown
Venturing Crew 1838