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This is a table of the requirements and other data for various awards. They change over time, and new ones were added often.

Activity
Level
Year
Requirements/Comments
ARCHERY

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Archery Basic 1951-1971
Archery Advanced 1952-1969
Archery Expert 1951-1960
Archery Master 1971 Only given once to Leo Liias.
Archery Junior Instructor 1952-1971
Archery Senior Instructor 1971 Only given once to David Boldebook.
ARTS AND CRAFTS

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Arts and Crafts Advanced 1971 Only given once to David Auld.
Arts and Crafts Junior Instructor 1960-1972
ASTRONOMY

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Astronomy Basic 1958-1962
Astronomy Advanced 1960
Astronomy Master 1958-1965
Astronomy Junior Instructor 1958-1959
ATHLETICS

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Athletics Basic 1949-1962 There were also a series of Basics awarded that had suffixes of: 75, 95, 110, 125, 140, 160, and 200, followed by the word class, that were issues in 1962. There was also an award given for Basic Achievement in 1966 to Paul Krokas.
Athletics Advanced 1956-1972 There were also a series of Advanced awards that had suffixes of: 75, 95, 110, 140, 160, and 200, followed by the word class, that were issues in 1962.
Athletics Master 1958-1965
Athletics Apprentice Master 1962 There were also a series of Masters awarded that had suffixes of: 110 and 160, followed by the word class, that were issues in 1962.
Athletics Expert 1968 Only two were issued.
Athletics Junior Instructor 1962-1969
Athletics Senior Instructor 1969 Only one was issued in 1969 to Stanley Sarnacki
BACK STAGE DRAMATICS

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Back Stage Dramatics Basic 1969 Only four certificates were issued.
Back Stage Dramatics Junior Instructor 1969-1972 Only two certificates were issued: Aaron Clevenson and Mark Harrison.
BASEBALL

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Baseball Special Awards 1971 Baseball awards were only given once. They were for seven specific recognitions: Captain, Captain, Golden Bat, Golden Glove, Most Improved, Most Inspirational, and Most Valuable Player.
BELMAN'S FOLLIES

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Belman's Follies Junior Instructor 1971 only There were no achievement awards given for this activity. It was created in 1971 by Dale Belman, and lasted only that one year. The activity was based on adventuring. Junior Instructors were appointed based on their repeated participation in the activity, enthusiasm, and their quest for adventure. Only three awards were given on one day: Aaron Clevenson, Dave Gelineau, and Ken Hirschkop.
BIOLOGY

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Biology Basic 1959-1969
Biology Master 1960 Only one of these was ever awarded. It was to Mark Abrams in 1960.
Biology Junior Instructor 1952 Only one of these was ever awarded. It was to Michael Green in 1952.
BOATING

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Boating Basic 1949-1972
Boating Advanced 1949-1971
Boating Intermediate 1972 Only four certificates were issued.
Boating Master 1967-1971
Boating Expert 1968 Only three certificates were issued.
Boating Junior Instructor 1953-1972
CANOEING

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Canoeing Basic 1968-1972
Canoeing Advanced 1970-1972
Canoeing Master 1970-1972 Only seven certificates were issued.
Canoeing Junior Instructor 1971 Only three certificates were issued: Evan Elgin, Russell Keith, and Michael Potter.
Canoeing Senior Instructor 1971 Only one certificate was issued to Stanley Sarnacki.
CHEMISTRY

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Chemistry Basic 1962-1969
Chemistry Advanced 1962-1968 Only eight sertifictes were issued.
Chemistry Master 1962 Only two certificates were issued: Jeremy Bluhm and Stephen Karon.
Chemistry Junior Instructor 1962 Only one certificate was issued to Jeremy Bluhm.
COMMUNICATIONS

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Communications Basic 1970
Communications Broadcast Engineer 1969
Communications Broadcast Specialist 1971
Communications Broadcaster 1969-1971
Communications Co-Instructor 1968
Communications Engineer 1969
Communications Special Communications Award 1968 Only one certificate was issued to Robert Lennick.
Communications Specialist 1968-1971
Communications Specialist A 1968
Communications Specialist Technician 1968
Communications Technician 1969-1971
Communications Broadcasting - Junior Instructor 1969-1972
Communications Broadcasting - Master 1972
Communications Broadcasting - Specialist 1968
Communications CB Radio - Basic 1971-1972
Communications CB Radio - Master 1971
Communications CB Radio - Specialist 1971
Communications CB Radio - Junior Instructor 1971-1972
Communications Disk Jockey - Basic 1972
Communications Radio Announcer - Basic 1970-1972
Communications Radio Announcer - Advanced 1970
Communications Radio Announcer - Master 1970
Communications Radio Broadcaster - Basic 1972
Communications Radio Broadcaster - Master 1972
Communications Radio Technician - Basic 1970-1972
Communications Radio Technician - Advanced 1970
Communications Radio Technician - Master 1970
Communications Technician - Basic 1972
Communications WBBC Technician - Basic 1971
Communications WBBC Announcer - Basic 1971
CRAFT GUILD

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Craft Guild Apprentice 1960
DARTS

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Darts Basic 1951-1961
Darts Advanced 1951-1961
Darts Expert 1951-1961
DRAMATICS

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Dramatics Basic 1965-1969
Dramatics Advanced 1966-1968
Dramatics Master 1967-1969 Only five certificates were issued.
Dramatics Junior Instructor 1966-1968 Only two certificates were issued: Neil Harrison and Ken Hirschkop.
ECOLOGY

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Ecology Basic 1966-1969
Ecology First Grade Advanced 1967 Only four certificates were issued in that one year.
EXPLORING

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Exploring Basic 1952-1972
1960's
When making a 24 hour trip into the country or wilderness, you will generally need the following things:
  1. Plans.
  2. Choices.
  3. Decision on destination, duration, and equipment.
  4. Clothing:
         a. shoes and socks
         b. clothes (minimum to be clean, lightweight, warm, and waterproof)
         c. hat
  5. Equipment:
  6.      a. watch
         b. sun glasses
         c. maps and brochures
         d. compass
         e. mosquito repellent
         f. jacknife with screwdriver, can-opener, and awl
         g. waterproof matches
         h. US Army cartridge belt with canteen, cup, cover, and first aid kit
         i. pack
         j. toilet kit and towel
         k. cooking utensils (8 inch frying pan, 6 cup coffee pot, 2 cooking pots (large and small), fork, large spoon, and spatula
         l. bedding
         m. flashlight
         n. cord (long enough for tent, etc.)
         o. tenting
         p. hatchet and guard
         q. sharpening stone
         r. small shovel
  7. Skills:
  8.      a. Hatchet - safety and use of
         b. Tent pegs
         c. Set up a tent
         d. Build a fire (3 matches)
         e. At least three 3-mile hikes
Exploring Advanced 1958-1970
1960's
Know all of the Basic requirementsand be able to explain them. Also:
  1. Compass (all different kinds and how to use them)
  2. Know the topographical map symbols of the US Department of the interior Geological Survey
  3. Build a camp fireplace and a fire with one match
  4. Cooking of three meals (judged on completeness, taste, and cleanliness)
  5. Know the poisonous trees and bushes in our north east US
  6. Basic First Aid
  7. Eight-mile hike with full pack
  8. Know all of the places to get any kind of informaiton on anything to do with exploring
Exploring Master 1959-1970
1960's
In addition to all of the above:
  1. Know the trees in the north east US and their usefulness
  2. Know the edible plants and how to prepare them
  3. Plan 3 complete trips of 24 hours each (5 PM to 5 PM)
  4. Plan one complete trip of 72 hours (5 PM to 5 PM)
  5. One 12-mile hike with full pack
  6. Advanced First Aid knowledge
  7. Survival camping
The trips will include supper on the first and last days. Trips will be judged for completeness of information, imagination, variety, and feasibleness.
Exploring Master 1959-1970
1950's
  • Make a detailed map of any section of camp.                     
  • Make a 24-hour hike to Summit, coming out within 1000 feet with pack and cook all meals.                                          
  • Know 3 Cloud Types and kow what they indicate. Forecast camp weather correctly for three days.                   
  • Recognize five animal tracks.                                     
  • Run a night compass course.
  • Demonstrate the use of traps.                                                  
  • Work on a major project to completion.
  • Take an overnight with a knife, a hatchet and a fish hook.
  • They may take bread, but must obtain three types of food. Done by two boys.                                               
  • Build a fire without matches.
  • Exploring Junior Instructor 1958-1967 Only six certificates were issued.
    FIRST AID

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    First Aid Basic 1968 Only three certificates were issued: Howard Giller, David Laband, and Robert Lennick.
    First Aid Advanced 1968 Only six certificates were issued.
    FOOTBALL

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    Football Basic 1962 Only eleven certificates were issued: Center (1), End (2), Fullback, Guard (2), Halfback (2), Quarterback, and Tackle(2).
    Football Junior Instructor 1962 Only one certificate was issued to James Barry.
    FORESTRY

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    Forestry Basic 1949-1972
    early 1960's
    This can be done in about a week.
    1. Be able to use a hand axe safely
    2. Know common trees
    3. Be able to tie basic knots
    4. Know how to recognize a well-managed stand of timber
    5. Know the relationship of wildlife and the woods; brushpiles, etc.
    6. Know the uses of wood
    7. Help on a forest improvement project
    8. Transplant a tree
    9. Be introduced to the various stages of forest life (hardwood forest from softwood forest)
    Foresty Advanced 1966-1972
    early 1960's
    This can be done in two weeks.
    1. Be able to properly use an axe and a cross-cut saw
    2. Know how to lash
    3. Know a little about tree farming and forest management
    4. Work on a project involving both rope work and laboratory work
    Forestry Lumberjack 1949-1970 During part of the time, Lumberjack was treated as a separate function from Forestry, and at other times it was treated as the Advanced level of Forestry.
    Foresty Master 1950-1970
    early 1960's
    This usually takes about a month.
    1. Proficient in all fields of forestry, including surveying
    2. Complete a project of one's own choice, involving THINKING
    Forestry Junior Instructor 1957-1970
    Forestry Lumberjack Junior Instructor 1954 Only one certificate was issued to Ronald Broussard.
    GEOLOGY

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    Geology Basic 1959-1965
    Geology Advanced 1959-1961
    Geology Master 1959-1961
    Geology Junior Instructor 1959-1965
    Geology Naturalist 1965 Only five certificates were issued.
    Geology Fossils 1965 Only one certificate was issued to Ronald Broussard.
    HORSESHOES

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    Horseshoes Junior Instructor 1962-1965 Only four certificates were issued.
    JOURNALISM

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    Journalism Basic 1949-1953 Only three certificates were issued: Robert Dean, Bob Lorber, and Irving Winograd.
    MAPPING

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    Mapping Basic 1949-1956
    MECHANICS

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    Mechanics Master 1971 Only one certificate was awarded to James Rosen.
    METEOROLOGY

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    Meteorology Basic 1959-1966 Only one certificate was awarded to James Rosen.
    Meteorology Advanced 1960-1966
    Meteorology Master 1966 Only one certificate was awarded to Stephen Jackson.
    Meteorology Junior Instructor 1960-1968 Only four certificates were issued.
    MINEROLOGY

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    Meteorology Basic 1962 Only four certificates were issued.
    MOUNTAINEERING

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    Mountaineering Basic 1967 Only six certificates were issued.
    NATURALIST

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    Naturalist Basic 1949-1961
    Naturalist Advanced 1952-1958
    Naturalist Master 1952-1957
    Naturalist Junior Instructor 1951-1957 Only four certificates were issued.
    ORNITHOLOGY

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    Ornithology Junior Instructor 1961 Only one certificate was issued to Douglas Meister.
    PHOTOGRAPHY

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    Photography Basic 1952-1972
    Photography Advanced 1970-1972 Only two certificates were issued: Neil Carvin and Richard Goldman.
    PHYSICAL FITNESS

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    Physical Fitness Basic 1959
    PIONEERING

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    Pioneering Basic 1971
    Pioneering Advanced 1949-1970
    Pioneering Master 1949-1969
    7/26/1949
  • Complete Basic Forestry, Lumberjack, and Basic Pioneering.                             
  • Construct a quality lean-to.                                       
  • Sleep 8 nights in the lean-to.                                 
  • Have knowledge about Boone, Lewis & Clark,Rogers, Kenton, Carson, Bridges, etc.                                              
  • Build a reflector fire.                                                  
  • Have knowledge of fires and how to use them.
  • Make the army horseshoe, rover, and cave packs.
  • Make a model of a pioneer project.
  • Make the crossbad, shears, tripod, and chain lashes.
  • Know 5 star constellations.                                         
  • Make star map.                                                                
  • Do 15 hours of trail work.                                           
  • Cook and bake on outdoor ovens with minimal utensils.
  • Pioneering Junior Instructor 1953-1970
    PSYCHOLOGY

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    Psychology Basic 1961-1963
    Psychology Advanced 1961-1963
    Psychology Master 1962-1963 Only two certificates were issued: Neil Silverman and Mark Guiness.
    Psychology Junior Instructor 1963 Only one certificate was issued to Mark Guiness.
    RAPELLING

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    Body Rapelling Certified 1971 Only seven certificates were issued.
    Body Rapelling Junior Instructor 1971 Only one certificate was issued to James Rosen.
    RIFLERY

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    Riflery Basic 1949-1972
    Riflery Basic Skeet 1959-1961 Only six certificates were issued.
    Riflery Advanced 1965-1968
    Riflery Master 1965 Only one certificate was issued to Steven Finer.
    Riflery Position Shooting 1966
    Riflery Expert 1951
    8/16/1949
  • 20 parts of the rifle.                 
  • The clock system of Scoring.                                    
  • Effect of wind and sun on rifles.
  • 20 points scored while standing.
  • 35 points scored while sitting.                                       
  • 40 point scored while prone.

    Only one certificate was issued to Craig Dolan.
  • Riflery NRA Pro-Marksman 1952-1972
    Riflery NRA Marksman 1951-1972
    Riflery Marksman - Skeet 1961 Only one certificate was issued to Stephen Newpol.
    Riflery NRA Marksman First Class 1953-1972
    Riflery NRA Sharpshooter 1953-1972
    Riflery Sharpshooter - Skeet 1961 There were only two certificates issued: John Lordon and Stephen Newpol.
    Riflery NRA Sharpshooter Bar 1 1959-1972
    Riflery NRA Sharpshooter Bar 2 1959-1972
    Riflery NRA Sharpshooter Bar 3 1961-1972 Only eight certificates were issued.
    Riflery NRA Sharpshooter Bar 4 1965-1972 Only eight certificates were issued.
    Riflery NRA Sharpshooter Bar 5 1965-1972 Only six certificates were issued.
    Riflery NRA Sharpshooter Bar 6 1965-1972 Only four certificates were issued.
    Riflery NRA Sharpshooter Bar 7 1967-1970 Only three certificates were issued: Steven Finer, Mitchell Sidd, and Stanley Sarnacki.
    Riflery NRA Sharpshooter Bar 8 1967-1968 Only two certificates were issued: Steven Finer and Ann Moller.
    Riflery NRA Sharpshooter Bar 9 1967-1970 Only three certificates were issued: Steven Finer, Leo Liias, and Ann Moller.
    Riflery NRA Distinguished Expert 1968-1970 Only three certificates were issued: Steven Finer, Ann Moller, and Leo Liias.
    Riflery Aid 1961 Only one certificate was issued to Stephen Lesberg.
    Riflery Junior Instructor 1952-1966
    Riflery Instructor 1965 Only one certificate was issued to Steven Finer.
    ROCKETRY

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    Rocketry Basic 1970 Only three certificates were issued: Peter Gabrielli, Case Martin, and Charles Brennick.
    Rocketry Advanced 1970 Only two certificates were issued: Peter Gabrielli and David Gelineau
    SCIENCE

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    Science Basic 1957-1972
    Science Advanced 1958-1972
    Science Master 1958-1968
    Science Laboratory Squad 1968
    Science Junior Instructor 1957-1958 Only three certificates were issued: Dave Udin, Jonathan Arac, Bill First.
    SHEEP HERDING

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    Sheep Herding Basic 1957-1972 Seven certificates were issued.
    SMALL CRAFT

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    Small Craft Basic 1957-1972 Only two certificates were issued: Earl Beacham, and James Martorano.
    SOFTBALL

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    Softball Basic 1962 Only two certificates were issued: Earl Beacham, and James Martorano.
    Softball Advanced 1962 Only two certificates were issued: James Barry and Stephen Newpol.
    SOIL TESTING

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    Soil Testing Junior Instructor 1966 Only one certificate was issued to David Newman.
    SPELUNKING

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    Spelunking Basic 1965
    Spelunking Cave Hunter 1962
    SWIMMING

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    Swimming Basic 1949-1967
    Swimming Beginner 1949-1972
    Swimming Advanced - Phase I 1964
    Swimming Advanced Beginner 1963-1970
    Swimming Intermediate 1949-1969
    Swimming Swimmer 1949-1970
    Swimming Advanced Swimmer 1956-1969
    Swimming Long Distance 1956 Only five certificates were issued.
    Swimming Mile Swim 1967 Only five certificates were issued.
    Swimming Junior Life Saving 1949-1971
    Swimming Senior Life Saving 1958-1972
    Swimming Basic Survival 1963 Only one certificate was issued to Scott Giddings.
    Swimming Advanced Survival 1963 Only one certificate was issued to Jonathan Ruby.
    Swimming Outer Pool 1966-1970 Only six certificates were issued.
    Swimming and Waterfront Junior Instructor 1952-1962 Only three certifictes were issued: Robert Kelly, Richard Arell, Stephen Newpol.
    Swimming Water Safety Aid 1961 Only one certificate was issued to David Brooke.
    THOREAU
    Thoreau Basic 1969-1972 Only seven certificates were issued.
    Thoreau Advanced 1970 Only one certificate was issued to Aaron Clevenson.
    TOMAHAWKING

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    Tomahawking Basic 1949-1965
    7/12/1949
  • Stick an axe in a pole from 8 paces. 12 of 15 throws.
    Only one certificate was issued to Jpe Keegan.
  • Tomahawking Advanced 1956
    7/12/1949
  • Stick an axe in a pole from 8 paces. 12 of 15 throws.
  • Tomahawking Expert 1949-1961
    7/12/1949
  • Stick an axe in a pole at a designated spot.                        
  • Split a leaf 3 out of 5 times.
  • Axe completes two revolutions and stick in pole.
  • Axe sticks in pole on 25 consecutive throws.
    Only eight certificates were issued.
  • Tomahawking Junior Instructor 1949-1957
    7/12/1949
  • Stick an axe in a pole from 8 paces. 12 of 15 throws.
    Only two certificates were issued: Richard Diehm and Richard Adler.
  • WEIGHT LIFTING

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    Weight Lifting Basic 1966
    WOODSMAN

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    Woodsman Master This was intended to be the highest honor.
    The only level ever mentioned was Master.
    There are no records of anyone ever receiving one.
    WRESTLING

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    Wrestling Basic 1967-1970
    Wrestling Advanced 1967 Only three certificates were issued: Jonathan Wells, Ken Hirschkop, and Jonathan Oppenheim.
    ZOOLOGY

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    Zoology Basic 1963-1965
    Zoology Advanced 1963 Only two certificates were issued: Carey Bluhm and Daniel Rosen.
    Zoology Junior Curator 1963 Only two certificates were issued: Samuel Goldsmith and Paul Bailey.
    Zoology Naturalist 1965 Only one certificate was issued to John Wallace.


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    Updated: 7/5/2004