DESA Presentation Kit 14K Gold Pin &. 925 Silver/Gold Plated Pendant. This is a Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA) Presentation Kit (#00330) issued by the Boy Scouts of America, National Supply. It consists of the one DESA Pendant Marked. 925 on reverse meaning Sterling Silver with Gold Plating on a red, white, and blue ribbon with snap enclosure for wearing around the neck; one oval Gold DESA Lapel Pin; one DESA Charm; one presentation box, blue, with gold-colored clasp and gold-colored markings indicating the DESA; one outer box, also blue, with the same gold-colored DESA markings as the inner presentation box and has the part number and bar-code on the bottom. See the listed images for reference. This DESA Presentation Kit has been in my collection for a few years and never displayed or worn. The box has only been opened very few times. If you are a serious collector of Eagle Scout insignia then this is a must-have for your collection. From the BSA website: The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was established in 1969 to acknowledge Eagle Scouts who have received extraordinary national-level recognition, fame, or eminence within their field, and have a strong record of voluntary service to their community. Only Eagle Scouts who earned the Eagle Scout rank a minimum of 25 years previously are eligible for nomination. The award is given by the National Eagle Scout Association upon the recommendation of a committee of Distinguished Eagle Scouts. My badges are genuine, not fakes. My field of scout badge collecting is very specialized and I limit the search to Air Scouting, Scouts in Exile (mainly pre-1989, DP camps, etnic troops abroad), BSA badges of office, Japan and a very few more. Therefore it is normal that I can also offer more of this type of insignia or that I can find the right contacts for it. I have been honored with scout awards from Russian, Belarusian and Estonian scouts in the past. Alexey Zacharin and Margarita Suwalow (both ORUR) were good friends of mine, and still keep regular contact with Nick Gileff (NORS) today. I helped Piet Kroonenberg (WOSM historian) to compile information and pictures for his books as well. I have +40 years of experience in Scout collecting so I care very little about your opinion and suspicions. Regarding air scout badges, 30% of my collection are privates of single troop issues and initiatives. Is a difficult program and is not always understood nor supported by associations, so it is normal that sometimes there are no records of these. Remember, A SCOUT IS TRUSTWORTHY! The item “BSA Distinguished Eagle Scout Award presentation kit badges patches” is in sale since Monday, November 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Fraternal Organizations\Boy Scouts\Badges & Patches\Insignia Patches”. The seller is “jdm00016″ and is located in Barcelona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Organization: Boy Scouts