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  • Interesting notes on Silver Buffalo Award

    From SCOUTING, May, 1928.

    When the Silver Buffalo Award began in 1926, there were 22 awards issued initially. These included all of the men we list as founders, with the first going to Baden Powell. Interestingly, the second is listed as being given to the "Unknown Scout" of the lost in London story. It was then decided to issue seven a year going forward, five to Scouting leaders and two to youth leaders outside of Scouting. In 1928, the seven awarded included, as number 30 overall, "The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier". This was followed with Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh.

    I am challenged to see if any other special awards have been made to "monuments in honor of individual(s)". Will have to see if I can find a list of all the recipients to date.

  • #2
    Looked it up, and there have only been the two non person awards, though the Oakridge Boys received it as a group.

    Also interesting that for some reason, only one person received it in 1975 (Ford) and 1981 (Art Linkletter). Other years saw quite a few, or only 4 or 5. World scouters also have received it fairly often, including recipients of the Silver Wolf.

    Very few women, and most, if not all, in the past 25 years. One or two instances of a couple also.(This message has been edited by skeptic)


    • #3
      They should have recognized Spielberg. Hope they'll recognize Rowe.


      • #4
        "They should have recognized Spielberg. Hope they'll recognize Rowe."

        ** For making movies and selling cars?


        • #5
          LOL - Aside from their main gigs, both have promoted Scouting at a very high level.

          (This message has been edited by trevorum)


          • #6
            Have heard that Spielberg has distanced himself from the BSA because of the gay thing.