A badge and a bar will be awarded to the
participant(s), at no charge to them, after they have visited at least 12 states, and have
a form signed and returned to USDA to be verified. Additional different colored bars will
be awarded as follows:
12 states Red bar
24 states White bar
36 states Blue bar
48 states Silver bar
50 states Gold bar
No duplication of states is permitted. You must visit each of the 50
Badges and bars will be presented at the annual USDA meeting which is held during the
annual National Square Dance Convention.
Any participant who visits 48 or 50 states will also be awarded paid admission(s) to
the next National Square Dance Convention.
USDA will maintain records of all participants so you may check to see which states you
have or have not visited.
Participants traveling as a couple only need to fill out one form, with both names on
Dancers that have
received the Gold bar for visiting all 50 State may go for the Second time
around. After visiting the next 12 States and sending in form. Dancers will
receive a bar SECOND TIME AROUND and the Red bar for 12 states to add
to your badge.
All dance dates on
the Second Time Around must be after the date you received your 50 State