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#1 Longhaired_Mac

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:50 AM

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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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:35 AM

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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/...Id=390680863449
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#3 Longhaired_Mac

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:03 PM

Thanks for the info...
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#4 scoutergipper

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 11:12 AM

Hey Mac, could you post a link for this item from ScoutStuff? I looked on there and can't find it, but would like to order some.
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 12:33 PM

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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#6 JasonG172

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:12 PM

I want to see the stick !!!
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#7 Longhaired_Mac

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:57 AM

sorry, got wrapped up in back to school stuff and end of summer Court of Honor. Will track down the link and post it soon.
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Posted 16 September 2014 - 01:07 AM

http://www.scoutstuf....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.boyscouts....ick-medallions
And then Philmont Specific medallions here
http://www.toothofti...ields/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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#9 JasonG172

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:42 AM

when can I see the stick
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#10 Longhaired_Mac

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:28 PM

Sorry, My hiking stick or my Sons?
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#11 Longhaired_Mac

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:39 AM

Sorry about the blurring, couldn't quite keep my hands steady this evening.
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#12 JasonG172

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:04 PM

The one that won the award
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#13 Longhaired_Mac

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 02:15 AM

the pictures didn't post in the forum here for some reason. I tried again but got an actual error message this time. I was able to post them in my profile under the visitors log. http://www.scouter.c...aired_mac/media
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#14 JasonG172

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 09:11 AM

Looks really good TY
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#15 Longhaired_Mac

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 01:26 AM

I've put together a pinterest board on hiking sticks and scouting. I've taken all the pics from the web so perhaps it's nothing new to anyone, still might be worth a look. http://www.pinterest...-hiking-sticks/
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