Sea Scout/Boy Scout rank badges
William H. Sills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu Jun 04 21:42:20 1998
Craig Bond wrote: "The same logic would apply while in the Sea Exploring program. And
if he's earning both ranks as a Sea Explorer, why not both?
There is no place for the Boy Scout ranks on the Sea Scout uniform. Many of us allow
the metal insignia to be placed above the left pocket in the same manner prescribed
for medals for dress occasions. However, the left pocket is where cloth Sea Scout
ranks are displayed. Many years ago, blue and white cloth star and life badges were
produced. They were to be worn on the left pocket in the past when the Sea Scout rank
badges were worn on the right sleeve. When the Sea Scout rank badges were moved to the
left pocket, the blue and white cloth Boy Scout badges were discontinued. The space
under the left pocket was used by some ships until the National Supply Division's
inventory of blue and white Star and Life badges ran out. However, that space is for
the metal "Small Boat handler" or "Qualified Seaman" badges.
The Sea Scout Quartermaster Award procedure mentioned by Craig Bond is obsolete. The
local council advancement committee receives the application from the Service Center.
The advancement committee appoints a review board to interview the Quartermaster Award
candidate in the same manner as promulgated for the Eagle Boy Scout Award.
The 1997 edition of the SEA EXPLORER MANUAL (BSA Supply Number 33239A) contains the
current procedures, rules, regulations and policies affecting Sea Scouting. All
earlier editions of our Manual are now obsolete.
Yours In Sea Scouting;