IRVING, Texas - When Eagle Sea Scout Paul Siple returned from Antarctica, the National Sea Scout Committee presented him with a Special Long Cruise Award; the border around the patch was gold instead of the standard red. This year the National Sea Scout Committee has authorized the reissue of this historic emblem in celebration of the Sea Scouts, BSA Centennial.
The Centennial Long Cruise badge may be awarded to any Sea Scout or Sea Scout adult leader who meets the Long Cruise requirements during the 2012 Centennial year (January 1 – December 31, 2012). The badge may be continually worn after 2012 by those who have earned this special recognition.
The Centennial Long Cruise Badge is available for purchase after January 1, 2012 at The Ship's Store. Sales of the badge will be discontinued at the end of 2012.