Max Silber’s Friendship Gifts were given to the youth and adults from Daniel Webster Council (New Hampshire) for every
National and World Jamboree from 1950 to 2010. In addition to the Jamborees, Max also produced buckles for other BSA national
programs and Daniel Webster Council events. From time to time he experimented with different castings (white bronze, chrome) and
produced some prototypes before deciding on the final production run. He also produced some interesting items including plaques,
a bronze frying pan, scout sign and a wood badge neckerchief slide. The Eagle Scout, Vigil, Silver Beaver, and Museum buckles
are available for purchase from the Lee Scouting Museum.
There are eleven buckles (ref. Silber Checklist) that were also mass produced in white bronze. The 1999 WJ Chile buckle was
produced in both bronze and naval brass (blue) The Commissioner buckles (3 variations) were done with and without a logo on back
and also as white bronze variation. Depicted in the image gallery is only one of each variation. In addition to this, two
prototype issues are shown and a few other prototypes are in circulation.