Fourteener Club Merit Badge

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Re: Fourteener Club Merit Badge

Postby Bean » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:05 pm

I think I had that, but it was just an auxillary patch and not a merit badge.
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Re: Fourteener Club Merit Badge

Postby skier25 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:46 pm

I might still have mine...
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Re: Fourteener Club Merit Badge

Postby OBC13 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:25 pm

It's for Scouts who climb a 14er. There are criteria and I think 2500 or 3000 vertical feet are required. Normally the climb is to have been make with a Pack or Troop but if a parent makes the climb with the Scout, the Scout office (Federal just east of Mile High Stadium) will usually issue one. You have to fill out the paper work. Two of our sons earned these patches. I think it is uncool to be auctioning them off on Ebay.

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Re: Fourteener Club Merit Badge

Postby zoriloco » Thu May 20, 2010 12:34 pm

Thats a pretty big goat.. wouldnt wanna find it on any trail.......... :mrgreen:

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Re: Fourteener Club Merit Badge

Postby huffy13 » Thu May 20, 2010 7:58 pm

zoriloco wrote:Thats a pretty big goat.. wouldnt wanna find it on any trail.......... :mrgreen:

That goat would scare the hell out of an elk or moose.
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Re: Fourteener Club Merit Badge

Postby Jim Davies » Thu May 20, 2010 8:16 pm

I see that the patch sold for only 99 cents. I guess my son doesn't have to worry about the 14er patch disappearing out of his collection after all. :-"
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Re: Fourteener Club Merit Badge

Postby sdkeil » Thu May 20, 2010 8:28 pm

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This auction is for a mint condition high adventure patch from Colorado, the Fourteener Club, for Scouts who climb a 14,000' tall mountain. May have been made by Denver Area Council, Pikes Peak Council, Longs Peak Council, Western Colorado Council, Rocky Mountain Council, or Great Southwest Council.

I tried searching for something official about this badge but came up empty.

Yeah it definitely was not a merit badge it was an auxiliary badge you could earn by climbing 14ers. It was awarded upon completion of your 1st 14er and I think there were also pins you could get if you more beyond your 1st one. Takes me back to when I was I was 11 and doing my first one, Mt. Lincoln, it sure seemed a lot harder back then. I also learned my lesson on why you dont mess around with electrical storms on 14ers. We got caught in an afternoon T-storm on top of Cameron and I remember the rocks a singin' that day. I am surprised I ever climbed another one :D
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