Following the hugely successful run of commemorative patches for BSA’s 100th Anniversary, young men who earn their Eagle Scout Award in 2012 can receive this commemorative patch marking 100 years since the first scout earned the rank of Eagle.
That scout’s name was Arthur Eldred. Check him out:
Here’s a photo of his medal, after quite a few years:
If you want to read more about Arthur Eldred, BSA’s first Eagle Scout, go HERE. The link also has a cool photo of Arthur’s merit badge sash, which includes now-retired merit badges such as Business, Civics, Firemanship, First Aid to Animals, Interpreting of French, Poultry Farming, and Dairying, alongside our more familiar Horsemanship, Electricity, and Cycling, among others.
Since its inception, over 2 million young men have earned their Eagle Scout Award.
How many more will join those ranks in 2012?
I don’t know, but they’ll have a pretty cool patch to mark their achievement.