The pin is a round disk divided into two parts. In the upper part there is an image of the rising sun. On the green background of the lower part there ere a cartographical contour of the Soviet borders and a figure of a little boy marching “around the country” with a rucksack on his back and a camp crook in his hand.
The inscription along the perimeter of the pin reads: “Little Octobrists Around the Country of October”.
Fastening is on a safety pin. The method of painting is cold enamel.
The pin was made in the USSR in the mid 1980s. One could not buy a pin like that on the open market, for it was presented to the children of primary school age as a special award for their achievements in study and work.
The pin is a valuable collector’s item.
The Oktobrist and Pioneer childhood gave a lot of good in our Soviet upbringing. We learned to think not only about our petty concerns, but also the interests of other people and the Motherland. We helped the old people and veterans, got labor education on collective farms, collected scrap metal and waste paper. In our second grade we were competing who will collect more waste paper. The school declared the private competition. The winners were awarded with the pin – “Little Octobrists around the Country of October”.