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About SCCMatthew

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  • Birthday February 11

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    Long Island, New York
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    Backpacking, Camping, High Adventure, Trading, Collecting

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  1. SCCMatthew

    Unofficial Seabadge "Knots"

    Hello all, I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere so this may be more of an opinion based question. As far as I know prior to the official Seabadge "knot", many unofficial ones were created. Some Scouter's continue to wear the unofficial ones produced by Scouters such as Craig Murray that look a lot cleaner and more consistent. My question is, would it be considered "stolen valor" to wear an unofficial Seabadge "knot" if you take the program after the official ones were discontinued? I don't see it looked down upon for Scouters to wear them from prior to when an official "knot" was made, but what about after the official "knot" was discontinued? As I said, since we're dealing with unofficial insignia this is a very opinion and taste based question, but I'm wondering what your opinions are. YiS
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    Branding Irons

    Hello Scouts and Scouters, I have 2 weird questions, but I can't find the answer to them anywhere. I have been to 3/4 of the High Adventure Bases (Philmont, SBR, Sea Base), and all of them have had a signature branding iron. When I first attended Philmont I bought a leather belt, this was 2 years ago when I was 14, and had it branded at Philmont. This past summer I attended Venturing Fest at SBR, and went with my Troop to Sea Base, at both bases I had my belt branded with their branding. I have come to find that my original Philmont belt is getting a bit tight from 2 years of growing. Next summer I plan on attending Wilderness Voyage at Northern Tier, which leads into my first question. Does Northern Tier have a signature branding iron? My second question is, are the Irons (besides Philmont, which is on their website) able to be bought anywhere, I can't find them online? My Philmont belt is my most cherished piece of Scouting memorabilia that I own, it is sentimentally irreplaceable. However I really did enjoy having the brands of my adventures on my belt, it was a very good conversation starter, and it felt good to be able to show that I attended almost all of the bases since Venturing Fest didn't count towards my Triple Crown. Thanks YIS Matt Sherman
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    Gold Toned Belt Buckle

    Thank you 😀
  4. SCCMatthew

    Gold Toned Belt Buckle

    Hey Scouts and Scouters, I hope that I am posting this in the right place (I'm brand new to the forums), but I'm looking for a belt buckle. One of my biggest Scouting interests is to collect Venturing, High Adventure, Boy Scout and Order Of The Arrow belt buckles. However, after a year of searching I have decided to turn to the forums to search for a particular one. It is to my knowledge that these belt buckles were sold online and at the NOAC 2015 trading post, and ran out of stock during the event . I am yet to see anyone with it in my many National Scouting endeavors though. Please let me know if you have a new-ish one that you would be willing to sell/trade to me. I don't have many things to trade, but I'd certainly buy it for the right price. (Image taken from the OA Trading Post http://tradingpost.oa-bsa.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2015-066) Thank You, Matt