Scouting Awards Announced
- To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scouting, the New Hampshire Scouting Service Club will be offering special awards to encourage Scouts to get on the air. The following awards will be offered to the following Scout levels:
WASR - For Cub Scouts who work one Scout Station from each of the Regions of the Boy Scouts of America.
WASS - For Webelos and Boy Scouts who work one Scout Station from each State in the USA.
DXSC - For Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters who work one Scout Station from 25 Countries.
DX Friendship Club - For making contact with Scouts from 50 or more Countries. (The award will list the total amount applied for.)
The awards will be collectable certificates which resemble the Scout Certificates offered to Scouts many years ago.
Younger Scouts who meet the more difficult requirements are most definately invited to apply for the more advanced awards.
Scouts from any country will be encouraged to participate, however postage will vary dependant on the country of the applicant.
While the United States does consider "Boy Scouting" a separate program from "Girl Scouting" and the structure of the awards has been set up under the Boy Scouts of America structure, these awards are open to any Scout, Guide, Sea Scout, or Venturer of either gender. As not all countries use the same terminology for their Scouting programs, please consider the following guidelines. Any registered Scout or Guide under 10 years old would qualify for the Cub Scout level. Registered Scouts and Guides under 18 years old for the Boy Scout level. Venturing level would be open to Scouts, Guides, Sea Scouts and Venturers under 21 years old. Scouters would be considered registered adult leaders who are over the age of 21.
Please begin keeping your log entries now. Any Scouting contacts after January 1st, 2007 qualify. The application form will be posted up on the NHSSC website in October to coincide with the 50th annual Jamboree On The Air.
Please visit our website at www.nhradio.org/scouting for more information.