The Beads

LEGEND OF THE BEADS OF SWC

Beads are one of the many traditions that have grown and flourished at SWC. Colored beads are awarded for achievements, participation in SWC events, games, and roles. Though the representation of bead colors has not always been consistent, SWC has been standardizing this tradition. Today, each color of bead represents a specific achievement. Beads are placed on the iconic SWC Claw Necklace and worn at any scouting event.

Fight or Fun?

Some patrols plan and compete fiercely for the beads! Others come to relax and hangout. Whether you choose to compete or relax, you will have fun along the way.

Beads on the SWC Claw Necklace

As you examine other SWC Claw necklaces, the legend below will help decipher what each color represents. As this standard has not been long-enforced, you may see weird/unique colored beads that were awarded in some earlier years.

RECOGNITION BEADS
Gold Honor Patrol
Awarded to only one patrol each year
Clear Spirit Patrol
Awarded to only one patrol each year
 
EARNED OR JUDGED
Place winner beads for each contest: Saturday games, patrol flag,
campsite, wood carving, table decorations, etc.
Blue 1st Place Winner
Red 2nd Place Winner
White 3rd Place Winner
 
PARTICIPATION

(Simply participating in this event earns you the bead)

Black Astronomy
Copper Presentation Boards, 2012
Green Good Turn Project / Conservation
Marble (Woodcarving, historical)
Orange Camp-wide Games
Purple Sunday Church Service
Tan Campsite Pioneering Projects
Yellow SWC Staff
Glow-in-the-Dark Davis Inn Night Hike (2011-14)
Multi-Color Visiting Scoutfest Booth: Oct 2010
Davis Inn Night Hike Bead #2, 2012
 
HISTORICAL  COLORS
Aqua Blue  
Light Blue  
Clear Blue  
Grey  
Rose  
Scarlet