You receive special recognition when you participate in the Troop camping program. For each night of
camping, you are given a flat plastic “washer” to be worn on a leather belt totem. The color of the
washer indicates the weather conditions during 24 hours of camping that include that night. The colors
are as follows:
|Blue||below 32 degrees|
|Red||above 90 degrees|
|Tan||indoor overnight and no weather discomfort during the day|
|Yellow||day trip, e.g. hike|
In addition to these “washers”, you are given colored, round plastic beads for participating in special
events. The colors are the following:
|White||Order of the Arrow activity|
In addition to the “washers” and beads, you are given other recognition as follows:
- Orange star for participating in an annual daytime Troop activity (e.g. Scout Sunday or Mall Expo).
- Purple star for participating in a nighttime Troop activity (e.g. midnight bowling).
- Blue star for participating in other daytime Troop activity (e.g. car wash).
- Black bear claw if you complete (as a participant or staff member) a Troop-sponsored Junior Leader Training course.
- White eagle claw if you complete (as a participant or a staff member) a District or Council sponsored training course, such as Council Junior Leader Training or Bear Claw.
- Item chosen ad-hoc by you and the other participants if you go to Philmont Scout Ranch, Sea Base, or National Jamboree.
- Boot if you hike 10 miles or more on one outing.