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Need info on Hiking medallion

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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?_nkw=BOY%20SCOUT%20SUMMITEER%20HIKING%20STAFF%20MEDALLION%20USGS%20I%20MADE%20IT%20SUMMIT%20BENCHMARK%20BSA&_itemId=390680863449

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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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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/Walking-Staff-Shields/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.

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