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  • Philmont Arrowhead Patch

    Is a scouter allowed to wear a Philmont arrowhead patch on their uniform that they earned as a scout?

  • #2
    Sure, on the right pocket as a temporary patch.

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    • #3
      Wore mine last night.

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      • #4
        If that's true, then can a Scouter wear other temporary uniform patches they earned as a youth Scout, like summercamp patches, OA conclaves, Camporees, etc.? A scouter can't wear a World Conservation Award path they earned as a scout can they? (since there is no option for adults to also earn that award). It's been 25 years since I've been in scouting, so I'm a little rusty.

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        • #5
          Any temporary patch earned as a youth can be worn as a temporary patch as an adult.
          Bob White

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          • #6
            OregonScouter
            Welcome to the forums.
            Just wondering was there a World Conservation Award 25 years ago?
            Eamonn

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            • #7
              Orgeon -- Yes.
              Eamonn -- Yes.

              DS

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              • #8
                Yes, the World Conservation Award (WCA) is illustrated and described in my well-worn 1976 edition of the Scout Handbook. The award is not illustrated in my 1975 Scout Handbook, so I suspect its appearance coincided with the American Bicentennial. There was one additional requirement for the award back then; you also had to earn the Conservation and Environmet skill award. Skill awards (metal badges worn on your web belt) are no longer part of the Boy Scout program. The panda bear, illustrated on the WCA, is the symbol of the World Wildlife Fund.

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                • #9
                  I wear my Philmont arrowhead pocket flap, earned as a youth. It never occurred to me that other temporary patches in my "Scout box" could also be worn today, but I guess it makes sense. The Philmont one is the one I want to wear anyway.

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                  • #10
                    I earned three arrowheads as a Scout in the 70's and 80's. I continue to wear one of them today. (I only wear the one and have kept the other two in mint condition). It continues to be a great conversation piece.

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                    • #11
                      Not to change the subject but....
                      While I was busy Scouting back in the UK. I attended the World Jamboree (Nordjam 75) We were told that we were the first to earn the World Conservation Badge.
                      It is in the tupperware box - Somewhere.
                      Eamonn

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                      • #12
                        " The panda bear, illustrated on the WCA, is the symbol of the World Wildlife Fund."

                        The bears are different. The one on the Scouting badge is a male, the WWF is a female.

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                        • #13
                          Is the bear heterosexual and does it believe in God?

                          Didn't the first Earth Day start in the early '70s?

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                          • #14
                            If you put male and female patches away in the same tupperware container, will they try to breed?

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                            • #15
                              I believe the first Earth Day was early in 1970. I was in graduate school at the time. In addition to calling attention to environmental issues, it provided a diversion for everybody from the ongoing war in Viet Nam...until the incursion into Cambodia later that spring.

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