Camping Beads

The Troop has established a tradition of distributing “camping beads” to each participant who has completed a campout. These beads are intended to be worn by the boy/adult as a trophy for their camping accomplishment. Beads are given out to Scouts and Leaders that attend the camping trip and camp overnight. Only one bead is given per trip, regardless of how many nights the Troop may camp out. The following is a listing of the types of camping beads and their significance: 

Blue: Good weather

Black: Rain

White: Snow on the activity

Purple: Below freezing

Clear: Below zero

Red: Full week of summer camp

Yellow: Any district activity

Light blue: Any council activity, except summer camp (this would include conclaves)

Pink: Order of the Arrow ordeal weekend

Orange: National or regional event (except high adventure)

Green: Philmont

Brown: Any other high-adventure base

Green Marble: Council JLT

Some notes about beads:

Beads are to be given for ANY troop activities, i.e. Campouts, Service Projects, Day Hikes, etc.

The COLOR to be given for each activity, if more than one is possible, is at the discretion of the PLC. Cords are sold only as a set with the Totem.