Axe N Log Gilwell Pack 1 Pin
Proudly display this Axe and Log pin to show your Wood Badge loyalty. Pins are great as a decoration for lapel, jacket, dress, suit, bag, backpack, hat, etc. This is a great gift for your patrol at reunions or to give to your patrol as a Thank You for the great memories.
The axe and log logo was conceived by the first Camp Chief, Francis Gidney, in the early 1920s to distinguish Gilwell Park from the Scout Headquarters. Gidney wanted to associate Gilwell Park with the outdoors and Scoutcraft rather than the business or administrative Headquarters offices. Scouters present at the original Wood Badge courses regularly saw axe blades masked for safety by being buried in a log. Seeing this, Gidney chose the axe and log as the totem of Gilwell Park.
The beads are copies of those reported to have been taken from the necklace from which Baden-Powell captured from Chief Dinizulu. The two beads on the leather thong is called the "Wood Badge," and gave the name "Wood Badge" to the advanced training course for adult leaders.
Gilwell Pack 1 denotes the membership of the 1st Gilwell Scout Group or Gilwell Troop 1. This is a great pin for Cub Scout Leaders who attend Wood Badge. Recipients of the Wood Badge are known as Wood Badgers or Gilwellians.
Product Dimensions: 1" round