First earned around 1930, the Quartermaster Award is Sea Scouting’s highest honor.
Just how rare is it? Keeping in mind that roughly 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle Scout Award, would you believe that just 0.5 percent of all Sea Scouts earn the Quartermaster Award each year?
That means the Quartermaster Award is 10 times rarer than its Boy Scouting counterpart.
Compare that to the record-setting number of new Eagle Scouts in 2012 — 57,976 out of roughly a million Boy Scouts.
Quartermaster Award recipients, like Eagle Scouts, receive an automatic pay grade increase if they join the military.
So what does it take to earn the award? To earn Quartermaster, Sea Scouts must: Continue reading