Meaning of the Second Class Insignia:
1 – The Scroll is turned up on the ends into a “smile” to remind the Scout that he does his duty with a good attitude.
2 – The Knot hanging from the Scroll reminds the Scout of the Scout Slogan (Do a Good Turn Daily)
As with First Class Insignia, the Second Class Cloth badges were issued officially in 1913 and early badges can be found in 6 main variations:
1- Gold Thread Second Class Insignia
2- Gold Second Class and Bugler Combination
3- Gold Second Class and Scribe Combination
4- Silver / Gunmetal Second Class Insignia (Patrol Leader)
5- Silver / Gunmetal Second Class (Patrol Leader) and Bugler Combination
6- Silver / Gunmetal Second Class (Patrol Leader) and Scribe Combination
All of these cut cloth badges are very desirable to collectors and are quite rare. There are at least 6 different types of Second Class Insignia Identified based on the particular embroidery, proportions, and construction of the Scroll with several variations among them.
Later Second Class Insignia with rolled or embroidered edges are fairly common and accessible to mid-tier or beginner collectors looking to complete Rank Sets. The rarity and high costs of the Teens and Twenties insignia really limit their collectibility to advanced collectors willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a single badge.
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