Friday, March 23, 2018

123. Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Medals, Awards & Pins


There are many medals and awards scouts can earn for extra activities in addition to the traditional scouting awards and rank advancements. Some recognition can be earned by any rank scout while others are only available to specific ranks. These awards can be used to recognize extra effort by a scout in an area of interest. Some awards are presented through the Boy Scouts of Philippines while others are from different organizations.

Please remember that the award is a recognition of an accomplishment - the award should normally not be the main reason for doing a task or project. Find something interesting to do, reach your goals, and then use the award as recognition.
 

 EAGLE SCOUT AWARDS 



Eagle Scout is the highest rank awarded to a Senior Scout in the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP). To be awarded the rank, a Scout must lead in planning and doing two community service projects and earn a total of 23 merit badges consisting of 17 required merit badges and 2 specialist ratings (a specialist rating involves 3 related merit badges and a community service project). After achieving the rank of Eagle, a Scout may earn an Anahaw award for earning 2 additional specialist ratings.

The term Eagle Scout, Eagle, or Agila is used to refer to a person who was given the award. The award's name was derived from the Eagle Scout awarded by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). From 1923 to 1936 (when the Philippines was a protectorate of the United States), the BSA administered the Boy Scouts program in the Philippines through the Philippine Council, BSA. According to the BSP's Diamond Jubilee Yearbook from 1936 to September 1996 there are 121,369 Scouts awarded the highest rank by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.

The BSP's highest rank went through a number of name and requirement changes through the years after the Philippines gained its independence from the United States of America.

    Eagle Scout (1936–1962)
    José Rizal Scout (1962–1976)
    Scout Citizen Award (1976–1994)
    Eagle Scout (1994–present)

All awardees are eligible for membership into the Eagle Scouts Organization of the Philippines, the fellowship and service association of all Eagle Scouts from the BSP and from the BSA having Filipino lineage and/or nationality.


EAGLE AWARD (1940's) Rare Medal


EAGLE AWARD  (1940's) w/ neck ribbon

EAGLE AWARD Variety (1950's)
Photo courtesy of Cesar Mangalindan



JOSE RIZAL AWARD (1960's) w/ box

JOSE RIZAL AWARD (1960's) engraved by C Zamora

JOSE RIZAL AWARD (1970's) engraved by Clemente Zamora

SCOUT CITIZEN AWARD (1970's)

SCOUT CITIZEN AWARD (1980's)

SCOUT CITIZEN AWARD (1980's)
SCOUT CITIZEN AWARD w/ Red Ribbon (1990's)
Photo courtesy of Cesar Mangalindan

EAGLE AWARD (1990's - Present)
Photo courtesy of Cesar Mangalindan


ADULT AWARDS

 

USA (Philippine Deer) AWARD  (Bronze, Silver, Gold) For outstanding service to Scouting. A council may nominate one-(1) for every 2,500 registered members as of December 31st.

 

Early USA AWARD (1930's). Rare Medal


Early USA AWARD (1930's). Rare Medal

BRONZE USA AWARD (1960's)


SILVER USA  AWARD (1950's)

SILVER USA  AWARD (1960's) engraved by Clemente Zamora

GOLD USA  AWARD (1960's)

BRONZE & SILVER  USA AWARD (1990's)

TAMARAW AWARDS (Bronze, Silver, Gold). For distinguished service to Scouting especially those who have served in regional, national, or international activities. The bronze and silver level may be awarded to national leaders, non-members, and outstanding overseas Scouters for distinguished services to the youth through Scouting. 

 

Early TAMARAW AWARD (1930's). Rare Medal

BRONZE TAMARAW AWARD (1960's)

SILVER TAMARAW AWARD (1960's)

SILVER TAMARAW AWARD & CERTIFICATE (1963)


BRONZE TAMARAW AWARD (1990's)

SILVER TAMARAW AWARD (1990's)

GOLD TAMARAW AWARD (1990's)

Early CARABAO AWARD this was given prior to the the USA and TAMARAW award, it was discontinued. Engraved by HEACOCK Co. (1930's) RARE


MEDAL OF MERIT  (Bronze, Silver, Gold). For noteworthy accomplishments in connection with a Scouting activity or project that enhances the prestige of the BSP.

MEDAL OF MERIT engraved by S Valdez  (1950's)
MEDAL OF MERIT Gold, Silver and Bronze. Various sizes  (1960's)
MEDAL OF MERIT Bronze  (1960's)

MERITORIOUS SERVICE GOLD  (1960's)
MERITORIOUS SERVICE GOLD  (1980's)


MERITORIOUS SERVICE Bronze  (1990's)


SERVICE AWARD (Bronze, Silver, Gold). In recognition of service to the unit, institution, area, district, and local council.

SERVICE AWARD Bronze & Silver  (1980's)

SERVICE AWARD Silver & Gold (1980's)

SERVICE AWARD Silver & Gold (1980's)

 

SAINT DOMINIC SAVIO AWARD.  Adult religious award for Catholic Scout leaders. Named after the patron saint of young boys and the falsely accused.


CATHOLIC SCOUT  MEDAL OF HONOR   Engraved by C Zamora (1960's)


CATHOLIC SCOUT  MEDAL OF HONOR   Engraved by Clemente Zamora (1970's)

 

 THANKS BADGE. Scout Thanks badges are awarded for good service to an adult, both within and out of the Movement

THANKS BADGE Silver (1930's)

THANKS BADGE Bronze (1950's)

Obverse: THANKS BADGE Bronze, Silver and Gold (1960's)

Reverse: THANKS BADGE Bronze, Silver and Gold (1960's)

 

OTHER AWARDS

MEDAL OF HONOR for BRAVERY HEROISM (1940's). This Medal is awarded to a youth or adult Scout “who has demonstrated unusual heroism and extraordinary skill or resourcefulness in saving or attempting to save a life with risk to self”. The Honor medal can be awarded with crossed palms for those who took “extreme risk to self”.  It has the unique three color enameled center that makes it an easy award to notice and recognize. It was patterned after the Boy Scout of America’s heroism medal. RARE Medal


MEDAL OF HONOR for BRAVERY HEROISM  (1950's)  For demonstrating heroism and exceptional skill or resourcefulness in saving or attempting to save the life of another at extreme, considerable, or no risk to self.  RARE medal.

Medal of Honor for Bravery and Heroism (1970's)
Photo courtesy of Arnell Alhambra

Medal of Honor for Bravery and Heroism - Bronze, Silver and Gold  (1980's - Present)
Photo courtesy of Arnell Alhambra


MOUNT MAKILING AWARD (1960's)  Conferred exclusively upon heads of friendly States and Governments, Crown Princes, and Honorary Vice Presidents of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines in recognition of outstanding qualities of leadership and of extraordinary services rendered to World Scouting in the promotion of universal brotherhood of men through mutual understanding and friendship among boys of all races, creeds, and climates. RARE medal


TANGLAW NG KABATAAN AWARD.  Conferred upon a Filipino Scouter or Lay member who has rendered specially outstanding services of unusual or extraordinary nature to the youth of the Philippines through Scouting.
Photo courtesy of Arnell Alhambra


INSTITUTIONAL AWARD

PAGASA  AWARD

 

 

SERVICE AWARDS

1 - YEAR (1940's)
BSP 5 - YEARS (1970's)
OUTSTANDING SCOUTMASTER (1980's)
The SCOUTER'S KEY AWARD is an adult recognition of the BSP patterned after Boy Scouts of America’s award. This award is available across several different program areas and can be earned more than once.  It recognize adult leaders who completed specific training and performance goals over a 5-3 year  period of service with the Scoutmaster's Key. (1960's)
SPECIAL SERVICE AWARD (1980's)


MERIT / OUTDOOR-PROFICIENCY MEDALS & AWARDS


COOKING AWARD Engraved by Aquino & Sons


KNIFE & BOLO Engraved by Aquino & Sons

FIRST AID

TENT PITCHING

KNOT TYING

SWIMMING

NATIONAL & WORLD JAMBOREE MEDALS

 
1st National Jamboree, Quezon City / Jorge Vargas President BSP (1954)

10th World Jamboree Staff Medal, Makiling (1959)
10th World Jamboree  Medal, Makiling (1959)


10th World Jamboree, Philatelic Exhibition (1959)


2nd National Jamboree, Dapitan Zamboanga / Jose Rizal Birth Anniversary (1961)
GOLDEN JUBILEE JAMBOREE, Makiling (1973)



SILVER GOLDEN JUBILEE JAMBOREE, Makiling (1973)

14 Karat GOLD, GOLDEN JUBILEE JAMBOREE, Makiling (1973). Rare

Lord Baden Powell, GOLDEN JUBILEE JAMBOREE, Makiling (1973)


Kapatirang Scout ng Pilipinas, National Jamboree- Manila, Cebu & Davao (1977)

7th National Jamboree  BSP - OUTDOOR CHALLENGE

9th National Jamboree, Baguio City (1987)

10th National Jamboree, Surigao City (1995)


Dr. Jose Rizal Centennial  Jamboree, Dapitan City (1996)

12th National Jamboree, Palo Leyte  (2002)
Centennial Jamboree  (1998)

RANK  BADGES (Early Years)


The early advancement program of BSP is patterned after Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and is symbolized by the earning of seven ranks. The advancement program is often considered to be divided into two phases. The first phase from joining to First Class is designed to teach the boy Scoutcraft skills, how to participate in a group and to learn self-reliance. The Scout badge is awarded when the Scout demonstrates a rudimentary knowledge of the Scouting ideals and program. [1])Tenderfoot,[2] Second Class[3] and First Class have progressively harder requirements in the areas of Scoutcraft, physical fitness, citizenship, personal growth and Scout Spirit.

The second phase of Star,[5] Life[6] and Eagle is designed to develop leadership skills and allow the Scout to explore potential vocations and avocations through the merit badge program. The Star and Life ranks require that the boy serve in a position of responsibility and perform community service.


Tenderfoot (1950's)



2nd Class (1960's)

1st Class (1930's)

1st Class Variety (1930's)

1st Class Variety (1950's)




LIFE (1930's)

 
Scout Position Badges (1950's)

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (1940's)

 

Explorer Scout (1950's)

Sea Scout,  BSP Senior Scout  (1950's)


 BSP COUNCIL & SCHOOL MEDALS


YMCA BSP (1930's) Young Men's Christian Association

SAN BEDA Boy Scout Medal (1960's)

SAN BEDA Boy Scout Medal (1950's)

BSP Manila Council (1950's)


BSP Metro Manila Central Council, National Dec Competition (1977)


BSP Manila Council, Senior Citizen of Scouting Award (1983)

BSP Founders 50th Year 1936-1986

Bataan Battle Sites March, Historical Trail, Bataan (1990's)
JRC-SRCY Super Camp, Mt. Makiling (1995)


Cebu Council Golden Jubilee Jamborette Award (1996)
Agusan Council Golden Jubilee Anniversary (1997)



Metro Manila North Council

Service Award Regional Jamborette, Tarlac (1982)

BSP Torres High School

2nd CKSC Orienteering Clinic & Run (1988)
4th Southern Tagalog Recognition Jamborette


PINS

BOBCAT, CUBS, CUB SCOUT, MOTHER DEN

Fund Campaign Contributor (1950)

Fund Campaign Contributor (1951)

Silver Tamaraw Award Collar Pin (1950's)


1954 I Gave,  1947 Keep Step  and 1952  I Invest

Fund Raiser Contributor 1950,  Good Appearance Award , Keep Step 1948


I Gave 1954 (1st National Jamboree, Q.C.)

Each One, Recruit One, 10th World Jamboree I Support, I'm A Camper

10th World Jamboree Round Pin (1959)

10th World Jamboree Key 3 Conference (1959) RARE

10th World Jamboree Silver Pin (1959)

10th World Jamboree Silver Pin and Pendant (1959)
National Council, Staff Member and Davao Council


Collar Pin
Scouting Month '75 Pin


OTHER BSP MEDALS


BSP (1940's)


BSP Medal (1950's)


BSP 1990's

International Friendship Award
Photo courtesy of Arnell Alhambra


BSP 2000's

On my honor I will do my best / Good Deed Token



Sources:
1. Wikipedia
2.  http://www.scoutcenter.org

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