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Bridge of Honor

As soon as possible after an application has been reviewed and approved, it should be forwarded through the proper channels. The badge is secured and then presented at an impressive ceremony soon after it has been earned. The bridge of honor is the ideal occasion for presenting awards.

Traditionally, the bridge of honor is held in connection with a social affair. Although this is a good idea, it need not always be done this way. It is important that each Sea Scout get his or her award as soon as possible. Sometimes there is an unavoidable delay between the date of approval and the bridge of honor. If this happens, the award may be presented informally at a ship meeting and then presented again formally at your next bridge of honor.

Coast Guard Recognition

Sea Scouts who earn the Quartermaster Award can also receive a recognition certificate from the United States Coast Guard. To obtain a certificate, the Sea Scout ship Skipper or committee chairperson should send a request, including the recipient’s name; date of the award; ship number and name; and the name, address, and telephone number of a contact person to:

F.A. Welch Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

2100 Second St., S.W. Room 2216

Washington, DC 20593

This certificate should be presented along with the award at the recipient’s bridge of honor. Be sure to send your request at least six weeks in advance to ensure that the certificate will have arrived on time.

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