Collecting Badges

Oarsman Khaki

Oarsman Khaki

Oarsman Scout Badge Khaki Woven and Bound 1934 to 1967

The Oarsman was worn on the Right arm in between the shoulder and elbow.

A scout could not gain any more than 6 proficiency badges before gaining a First Class scout badge.

To earn this badge a scout must do the following *

(1) Manage a dinghy or similar craft in response to orders which shall include sculling over the stern, anchoring, brining alongside and making fast.

(2) Be able to pull an oar as a member of a boat’s crew.

(3) Know the right way to load a boat with either stores or personnel and how to trim her correctly.

(4) Be able to throw a 40-foot line from a boat.

(5) Know the safety rules applicable to boating.

*The Requirements for each badge varied through issues of POR