Official Troop Standard

$300.00$960.00

This is a natural product. Variations in standards will occur.

Click the following link for Standard Care Instructions and the Standard Placement Guide Standard_Care_Instructions_Guide.

Description

This is a natural product. Variations in standards will occur.

The Troop Standard is the official way a Navigator or Adventurer Trailman displays his Trail Badges, as well as the pinnacle award in Trail Life USA, the Freedom Award.

Many Troops create their own walking sticks, but the Troop Standard is harvested for Trail Life USA and sure to last for generations without cracking or attracting bugs. It is made of dark-stained and clear-lacquered chestnut – farmed, processed, and imported from forests in Europe  – then provided by an American vendor. It is available for the boy who earns the Able Trailman Rank or the Journey Award.

Sold in sets of 6, 12, and 24.

Please note that the Troop Standard, Trail Life USA medallion, and an instruction sheet are shipped together, but require assembly. You may download (right-click) the instruction sheet images here as well.

Click the following link for Standard Care Instructions and the Standard Placement Guide Standard_Care_Instructions_Guide.

Customer Reviews

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Jean Ann Carnley
Good physical reminder

While they are pricey, they are meant to be special. We consider the staff ceremony an important time for dads to challenge and pray for their son. The staff--besides displaying a young man's awards--is a nice physical remembrance of his dad's encouragement to be a godly man.
Yes, it is challenging to get the awards nailed into the staff, but once they are in they do stay. Dad will definitely need to help Son drill and hammer in the first few till he gets the hang of it. I think my husband also had to buy a few extra nails/tacks at the hardware store. (They bent the ones that came with the award.)

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Tim Webb

I like the Standard, it’s just way too expensive and the fact you have to order 6 ea time. I’ve seen Similar much cheaper.

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C.
Good quality wood, but next to impossible to nail badges onto

I realize that as dads, we are supposed to be teaching our sons how to do basic skills using basic tools. However, these standards make it next to impossible to nail on the badges. We have tried everything from drilling pilot holes to using better finishing nails. The standards often have knots, which is to be expected when working with wood. But sometimes the knots aren't visible, and when you are attempting to attach a badge in its proper spot, you run the risk of encountering a knot and bending the nail. The first time my son and I tried to hammer on the badges, the included finishing nails bent like spaghetti. Trying to remove bent nails often meant that the badge or wood got nicked or scratched. Doesn't look nice when that happens. The only solution we found, and this is after I watched several YouTube videos to try to learn a better way to attach the badges, was to "cheat" and simply glue them on with either epoxy or wood glue. After talking to more senior Trailmen and their dads in our troop, and thinking that surely we couldn't be the only ones with this issue, my son and I both learned that gluing them on seems to be the only method that actually works. That's what the other boys did. I don't know what solution can be offered for this, but the "out of box" experience was a bit frustrating for both myself and my son.

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Adam Lougee
Navigator Books & Standards

Everything arrived on time and in tip-top shape.

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Brian Medley

Official Troop Standard