Activity Bead Program

Scouts in Great Rivers Council, get earn colored beads every time they go camping. Beads and the coup can be purchased at the Scout Shop.

BlueGood Weather
WhiteSnow on the activity
PurpleBelow freezing
ClearBelow zero
RedFull week of summer camp
YellowAny district activity
Light BlueAny Council activity, except summer camp (this would include Conclaves)
PinkOrder of the Arrow Ordeal weekend
OrangeNational or Regional event (except high adventure)
BrownHigh Adventure Base
Green MarbleCouncil NYLT
BootsHIKE with Blue: Good Weather Black: Rain White: Snow
CanoesWATER TRIP with Blue: Good Weather Black: Rain White: Snow
StarsSpecial beads at discretion of organizer

Some notes about beads:

  • Light Blue can be used for OA Conclaves, training weekends, special events, etc.
  • Those who organize district, council, and high adventure trips are encouraged to supply the proper color been to all participants as part of their fees.
  • It is *encouraged* that one pair of beads be given per activity. Some units may elect to give one bead per night, however this is not the official policy of the Lodge.
  • Beads are to be given for ANY troop activities, i.e. Campouts, Service Projects, Day Hikes, etc.
  • The COLOR to be given for each activity, if more than one is possible, is at the discretion of the local unit.