The 2011 Boy Scouts of America New Generations Calendar Medal honors the future while recalling Scouting’s values and traditions as the foundation for creating history in the years to come.
Calendar medals, like the Boy Scouts, have a historic tradition. Dating back hundreds of years to a time before printed calendars were practical, calendar medals were once necessary for tracking the year. Today, they are beautiful medals for display on a desk, a mantel, or a place of honor, and highly sought after by collectors of medallic art.
In Scouting’s second century, new generations of American boys will take up the mantel of leadership. You’ll be able to cherish every 2011 Scouting date and experience with this distinctive and unique commemorative.
It’s the ideal gift to thank valued donors and friends of Scouting and the perfect award for a pack, troop, or Venture crew. Any Scout, leader, or volunteer will enjoy this enduring memento connected to one of Scouting’s most important milestones.
Each three-inch medallion arrives with a museum-quality cherry wood presentation box that contains a velvet-lined medal slot. Simply slide the medal forward and tilt up to be rewarded with an eye-catching display. Your remarkable 2011 Boy Scouts of America New Generations Calendar Medal will inspire and delight when silhouetted against the deep red-colored cherry wood grain.
Hold this gorgeous medal in hand; feel its weight and heft and you’ll understand its tangible and enduring quality. The obverse shows a Boy Scouts of America campsite under a starry night sky, illuminated by the moon and beneath the path of a Space Shuttle. Few endeavors embody adventure and exploration like man’s journeys into outer space, perhaps best underscored by Scouting’s connection with the space program. More than half of all astronauts were involved in Scouting, including 39 Eagle Scouts; 19 of 21 who orbited the moon were Boy Scouts, and 11 of the 12 who walked on the moon were Boy Scouts.
On the reverse every day and month of the centennial year is displayed in a futuristic pattern surrounding the Universal Symbol. The bronze metal is struck in deep relief using special splash dies that highlight every inch of detail.
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