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
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)
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.