scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Medals Questions
David Sanderson (dsiv@RAYTHEON.COXATWORK.COM
Wed May 03 2000 - 16:38:48 CDT
I've read /skimmed the Insignia Guide and Mike Walton's
fantastic web pages, but I still have some questions about
Back in the late 60's and early 70's I belonged to a Troop
that went on quite a few Historic Trails hikes, mostly in
Illinois and Iowa. Back then, we received or simply bought
a patch and a medal for the applicable hike. I still have all
of my medals and I used to wear all of them on my uniform
as a youth. I didn't see anything in the insignia guide
stating that only training, religious, or meritorius service
type medals can be worn. As such, can my Eagle Award,
Scouter's Key, and hike medals, for a max total of five, be
worn on my adult uniform (for "formal" occasions of course)?
I haven't heard of any local Troops attending such hikes
so I don't know if these hikes still exist or if patches and
medals are still available. Are these patches and medals
still available to hikers?
Mike Walton's web page,
nicely shows, among others, the Scouter's Key and Scouter
Training Awards, which are represented as "pocket"
medals. As it turns out, these appear to be the only BSA
medals, besides Eagle Award (Religious Medals are not
BSA awarded). Can anyone tell us why BSA chose to use
pocket medals for the Scouter's Key and Scouter Training
Awards, but not for others, such as the Den Leader,
Cubmaster, which are neck medallions?
I've been told, although I've seen no corroborative
evidence in my Insignia Guide, that only two neck
medallions can be worn at any given time. Is this true
IMHO, wearing any neck medallions hides other
"awards" worn around the neck, such as Wood Badge