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Boy Scout Skill Award Belt Loops Circa 1980

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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
    (2507 items)

    The belt loop skill awards system was started in the later 1970s. I know it ran through the 1980s but am not sure when it ended. But it was a bit of bling for the belt. Speaking belts I have bought three so far for this project. The one that came with the loops was too small and the second a no show.
    There were at least 12 of these awards. Seven are represented here. I think they were replaced by meret badges as they cover similar areas. Now to cover which are present in this post.
    Photo #2- Swimming, Family Living and Camping
    Photo #3 - Cooking, Citizenship and First Aid
    Photo #4 - Hiking and Communication
    Still have a few more pieces to add before the 1980s boy scout display is ready for viewing.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Very cool awards belt, that was a really great incentive item for the scouts, such nice illustrations of their accomplishments
    2. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much again Newfld.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      vetraio50
      Caperkid
      PhilDMorris
      Newfld
      TheGateKeeper
      TassieDevil
      Manikan
      Ben
    4. elanski elanski, 3 years ago
      Really nice. Never seen those before.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I have not seen them before either. Very stylish incentives!
    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much elanski. May have some more you have not seen.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      And thank you very much racer4four.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      pw-collector
      elanski
      Collectables59
      racer4four
      nutsabotas6
      Windwalker
      dlpetersen
      officialfuel
    9. flashlarue flashlarue, 3 years ago
      These belt badges were awarded to Cub Scouts. Similar to merit badges each had a list of requirements. I hated them because they were awkward to wear on the belt and many of the Cub Scouts didn't want to wear them so the ended up being not worn and often lost.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much flashlarue. The ones for cub scouts were a bit smaller and don't fit on the boy scout belt. I have the archery one right here. Have a feeling these were only worn at meetings.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      Toyrebel
      Brunswick
      aura
      mikelv85
    12. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    13. Sandyscout276, 3 months ago
      Are you still looking for the other skills awards? I have them if you want to pay for shipping

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