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Does anyone here know what National is doing with the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement? https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/noa/ The medals have been removed from Scout Stores and supposedly all collected by National and destroyed. The medal itself is a janky piece of junk, so flimsy and lame. But the level achievement you need to reach to earn it is super impressive. I for one think it would be an absolute shame if National discontinued this medal. And doing so without any comment period, skulking away in the dead of night, seems super shad
Talking about janky cheap medals in an earlier thread, this medal is most certainly not!! We just had 2 adults and 2 scouts earn this beauty! The thing is weighty! To earn this the Scouts (and Adults) had to earn 4 separate local High Adventure Awards. As part of that they had to complete: A 2 (or more) backpack to the summit of Mt San Gorgonio (11,503 ft) A 2 (or more) backpack to the summit of Mt San Bernardino (10.649 ft) A 2 (or more) backpack to the summit of Mt San Jacinto (10,834 ft) A day hike to the summit of Mt Antonio (aka Mt Baldy) (10,064 ft)
I apologize if I am posting in the wrong place or if this is poorly worded, this is my first post. I am the ASPL of a central New Jersey Troop with a majority of younger Scouts. We recently went up to Forestburg Scout Reservation and did their OA heritage trail. After we completed this trail, we were awarded medals (attached.) The younger Scouts went crazy for them, and begged me and my SPL for more. Majority of the Scouts have a very hard time finding interest in Scouting, and both me and my SPL hope that the little things could draw them more into it. I am pursuing the Supernova
I would like to buy or trade for some Historic Trail Medals, as follows: Fort Snelling (Minnesota) Heidelberg (Germany) Vienna (Austria) I have patches for all of these, but never got the medals. I hiked the Heidelberg and Vienna Historic Trails when I was an ASM with the Transatlantic Council back in 1990-1991. Any help would be greatly appreciated by this veteran scouter. YIS, Geoff