What is it? -Reply
Roger Crossland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon Dec 15 09:11:06 1997
I think it is some sort of nationally issued commemorative medal. Its
polished appearance is too finished to be one issued during the very
early days (especially if it was issued in two sizes, that's an indication of
an organization that has confidence it is going to be around for a while).
The 1913 is the date accorded by the issuer to the starting date of Sea
Scouting in America. Since the term "Sea Scouts" is used, and in a way
subordinate to Boy Scouts I speculate it was issued before 1948.
Perhaps it was issued in 1938 on the 25th anniversary of the date given
and wearers had to meet some requirements related to celebration of
In the alternative it could be a Rendezvous Award made up by a council
and awarded frequently. Finished work like this required some outlay
and for two to survive I think many had to be made. Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, and Connecticut were the strongest states for Sea
Scouting in the first decades. I'd query memorabilia buffs and former
Sea Scouts in their '70's from councils in the Boston area.
Those are my guesses and they are longshots.
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