Being in SCUL is rewarding on its own, but sometimes it's nice to be recognized for your efforts.
SCUL honors were referred to as BADDVIPS (an anagram form the original honors) medals until stardate 100901. A pilot can accrue any number of each of these medals. Once a pilot has ten or more of one honor, the medal becomes brass. Medals can be awarded by any pilot, and any pilot may decline medals.
Destroy an object so horribly that pilots pause in awe and reflection.
Construct a ship and complete an official mission without a mechanical
Win five derbies in one season, and you get one of these beauties.
Given to pilots who 'seriously bring it' via costume or ship decoration.
This Medal is given to a host who has successfully assisted their cadet to completion of their training and are knighted.
Finally a medal you can buy your way into! Do something to support SCUL, either financially or creatively.
A medal for the clever field repair that saves the mission.
The Injury medal is the purple heart of SCUL. Be sure to scream as loud as you can - make it count!
Bravery comes in many flavors. For those who overcome your deepest fears, we salute you with the sacred medal of Valor.
Typically for navigating a ship with a very poor thrust rating into a negi g-well or other gargantuan acts of stupidity.
If you're crazy enough to take your spacesuit off in space, well, this medal is for you.
Awarded for excessive ninja-on-submarine excellence during crucial silent-running situations.
Traveling to distant galaxies is worthy of merit, and possibly some therapy and muscle-relaxants. These medals are given out at the end of the season on Life Day
Outpost medals are awarded to pilots who have camped out on a chopper tour.
Any pilot who completes a one hundred light year mission without significant rest gets a coveted Century Medal.
Any pilot who does a multi-day mission crossing over Galactic Borders gets the Intergalactic Medal.
Given to pilots who have flown the banner of SCUL on their ships outside the US. So far, SCUL has reached Canada twice and Lithuania twice.
Cog awards are only given at the end of a season. They are SCUL's most prestigious awards. A pilot may only have one cog status at a time.
Typically five of these honors go to pilots who have the spirit of SCUL coursing through their veins, and the song of SCUL beating in their heart. We use a stethoscope to find out.
Typically three pilots may receive this award per season. These pilots have gone well above the call of 'dootie'.
Typically only one pilot per season is awarded the highest honor given in SCUL—the Iron Cog. The recipient is given a special trophy and is hugged by the gang as hard as possible.
Learn more about the cog recipients on our SCUL webpage of glory.