Are you looking for a unique gift for your Wood Badge Course Director, Award Presentation Team, or Scouting History Buff?
All Scout leaders are familiar with the origin of the Wood Badge Award and Chieftain Dinizulu’s necklace. You can now purchase a handmade replica of that famous necklace! This unique creation will be treasured by any Wood Badge Course Director, Wood Badge Award presentation team or Scouting history aficionado.
I personally manufacture each bead by hand out of select hardwoods and string them in a unique and colorful order. A basic necklace contains two hundred beads made of two select hardwoods. Each bead is similar in exact size of "official" presentation beads, with one exception. I do not notch the end of the bead because I do not want them to be confused with award beads!
This auction item features Cherry Wood and Beech Wood and contains 200 handcrafted beads. This particular necklace occupied nearly 6 1/2 hours of labor (12 steps per bead) and is about 60 inches in length. I utilize waxed ‘sinew’ for strength and durability instead of a leather thong.
The recipient of one of these "one of a kind" creations will treasure the gift, the artistry and uniqueness as well as the historical significance for years to come.
Consider ordering one for your Course Director as a special thank you, in time for your Wood Badge Course.
Donated by: David "Doc" Gray, Missoula, MT, www.dinizulunecklace.com.
The Handmade Mountain Man Lantern accents this beautiful gift set. Made with care, this lantern has padding on the lifting mechanism to protect the glass and is accented with deer antler on the lift handle.
Donated by: Jory Dellinger, Missoula, MT.
Benefits: Montana Council, B.S.A.
Postage will be added to this item following the auction (~$12).