Cub Scouts Ask Parents To Discard Recognition Badge

Friday, October 12th 2007, 7:54 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Cub Scout leaders in Oklahoma are asking parents and children to return or throw away a common recognition badge given to scouts. The badge is the plastic "totem" badge given to Cub Scouts and it may have excessively high levels of lead in the paint on the badge.

It has a yellow and blue border and a picture of a bear and a wolf. It reads "Progress Toward Ranks."

It's part of Cub Scouts Immediate Recognition Kit Number 01804.

Officials say the lead levels were found during routine testing.

Oklahoma has nearly 21,000 Cub Scouts in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ardmore , Enid and Bartlesville. It isn't known how many of the badges are in Oklahoma.