@ mullerjohn - I'm trying to figure out what your post meant. (Is it a paraphrase/quote?)

@ shahry - If you RESET on the start CP after collecting the smiley behind the start, it will remain set to a value of 1 (found) but for some reason does not show as set on the squirrel leaderboards.
If you collect the smiley behind the start and can continue without having to reset or restart (at the start cp) that first squirrel will light up on the squirrel LB.
If you press the restart button all 10 values reset to 0.

Any resets after the start will not reset the variables and found smiley's will retain their found status.