Scout Day at Anita Gorman Discovery Center

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Come out for a day of hands-on activities designed for fun and life skill enhancement (badgework material!). There will be  stations set up for you to learn new skills and achieve conservation badge requirements. Explore the life of animals and plants that call Missouri home. Try your hand at a new skill such as tree identification, knot tying, fire starting, compass orienteering and more. Both individual Scouts and troops are welcome. Don’t miss out on the fun this Scout Discovery Day! All are welcome to attend.

Question: May Activity Patches Move Up?

I ran across a question the other day that is interesting. As near as I can tell, there is no official AHG guidance on the matter. I’m curious what other Troops are actually doing.

What, besides sports pins and their discs, can transfer from a TH vest to an EX vest? Can Operation Christmas Child and the annual rockers?

Our practice, in my Troop, has been to allow a patch that can be earned annually to move up to a new Unit level. One-time-event patches, not.

We have also decided to allow a girl who has earned a PRAY Award to continue wearing it until she earns the next level of it. There is a lot of self-interest in that decision, though, because we want the other girls to notice and say, “Hey, what’s that one?”

What are your thoughts?