Retro Friday: Village Ranks
Posted by Sharon
Did you know that the 5 Villages we have now did not exist until the summer of 1962? Up until then we had 3 Villages-Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. Since there were only three Villages, the ranks for Council of Progress were different than what they are now. In addition to honor bands, they also used Emblems. The Emblems were a Tomahawk, Coonskin Camp, Staff, and White band of Purity. The Emblems and Ranks have changed a few times through the years. The picture on the left shows the Villages, Ranks, and Emblems used in the beginning. The picture in the middle shows what the they were changed to in 1962. The picture on the right shows the next change in 1967.
The current ranks are as follows:
Chippewa – Explorer
Cherokee – Achiever
When you come this summer, be sure to look for the old Emblems in the Museum!