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  • Need info on Hiking medallion

    I know its not a patch but this still seemed the logical place to ask this question. My folks bought me a walking stick with a "once and Eagle always and Eagle" medallion on it a few years back as an Xmas gift. As my son has gotten into scouts I've bought other medallions showing badges and ranks I earned. Now my son has done some wood carving/whittling on a hiking staff to enter into the county fair coming up. He's carved a basic design, made a spiral para-chord hand grip, sand and stained it, set a compass in the head of it, and now he has started putting his first hopefully of many scout medallions into it. He wants to earn all the ones I did and more which is great, but as he looks for things to do for other medallions he has come across one I don't know anything about and have had limited success in researching it.

    On Scoutstuff.org there is a hiking medallion that is called, "I Made It" and in its circumference it says U.S. Geological Survey - Bench Mark with an empty center as if to have it engraved.
    I glanced at the survey MB book but didn't see any mention of it. Can anyone tell us its meaning and where we can read up on it?

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    If you reached a summit with a USGS marker, then you earned it. Note there is space to engrave information as you choose and can fit - summit, elevation, or date, or With My Dad,...

    This ebay seller has that medallion and specific summit medallions.
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nk...d=390680863449

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info...

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      • #4
        Hey Mac, could you post a link for this item from ScoutStuff? I looked on there and can't find it, but would like to order some.

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        • #5
          It looks like the one I saw was on a clearance price. It is possible National is closing out of them. Tooth of Time Traders still has Baldy an Heart, but is out of Phillips and the Tooth

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          • #6
            I want to see the stick !!!

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            • #7
              sorry, got wrapped up in back to school stuff and end of summer Court of Honor. Will track down the link and post it soon.

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              • #8
                http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/gifts-...s-shields.html
                In-case the link doesn't work, go through Scoutstuff.com's drop-down menu as
                Gifts & Gift Cards>Outdoor>Medallions & Shields
                There are more medallions, mostly wood badge, at
                http://www.boyscoutstore.com/awards-...ick-medallions
                And then Philmont Specific medallions here
                http://www.toothoftimetraders.com/Wa...elds/9102/Dept

                BTW, My son got a blue ribbon for his Hiking stick, AND Best of Class for it in the Boy Scout division. He is very proud of his ribbons and is already planning out a new design for another staff for next years county fair. Instead of fancy medallions he is researching "Survival Staves" on YouTube.
                Last edited by Longhaired_Mac; 09-16-2014, 01:09 PM.

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                • #9
                  when can I see the stick

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                  • #10
                    Sorry, My hiking stick or my Sons?

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                    • #11
                      Sorry about the blurring, couldn't quite keep my hands steady this evening.

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                      • #12
                        The one that won the award

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                        • #13
                          the pictures didn't post in the forum here for some reason. I tried again but got an actual error message this time. I was able to post them in my profile under the visitors log. http://www.scouter.com/member/43602-...ired_mac/media
                          Last edited by Longhaired_Mac; 09-18-2014, 02:17 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Looks really good TY

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                            • #15
                              I've put together a pinterest board on hiking sticks and scouting. I've taken all the pics from the web so perhaps it's nothing new to anyone, still might be worth a look. http://www.pinterest.com/charlesmcgu...hiking-sticks/

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