Re: Trained patch
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 29 Oct 1991 17:26:03 EST
I myself LIKED the fully embroidered position patches, and I believe
at one time they even included MYLAR (gold or silver) on the borders.
However, to a novice or parent or chartered partner higher up, the
TRAINED patch, is much more clear in its meaning, and probably much
cheaper to produce. I still know a few trained SM's looking for a
fully emb SM patch. At a local Trade-o-ree, that had one in the
auction, and it went for over $20. Hey if BSA could sell them
at that price they could make some money!!!
And I believe you are correct about some positions patches background
colors meaning various levels of Staff, IE district or council. But
that has been replaced by the colored shoulder tabs. But what I like
don't seem to matter anyway. And I still have my old permanent press
"green" short sleve shirt with a colar, and my 64 Jambo patch, that I
wear when the mode strikes me. People say, that shirt must be an ARMY
shirt, you can't wear that as a scout UNIFORM. But the official BSA
emblem is still in the colar! So I still wear it, often when certain
big cheeses are arround to be annoided!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City