The “Sea Scout Badge” was officially adopted as a Sea Scout emblem on August 25, 1913. The logbook from the B.S.S. Pioneer on that date notes the adoption of what would become the First Class Anchor.  The logbook also included a sketch of the then new Sea Scout Badge. The log entry is by Arthur Graham Carey, Arthur Astor Carey’s son, who would later serve as a French ambulance driver in 1914 during World War I.

The entire 1913-1914 Pioneer logbook is being digitized and will be available as a PDF download in the near future. The logbook is an amazing read that includes detailed watch entries, training activities, who sailed on the vessel and other historic information on the early days of Sea Scouts.