Re: O-A Flaps
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 14 Nov 1991 10:23:36 CST
> If the "Patch Police" are olny at National Jambos' where do they
> get off saying who can and who can trade? Where does there athority
> come from? remmember this is our orginization, we should make the rules.
> And, If you cant trust the "adults" that you allow to take your "youth"
> many, many miles away from home and trust them with the heath and safey
> of the scouts in their troop, who can you trust them to trade patches
First of all, the rules and regulations ARE made by volunteers! It just
does not happen to be you or me. And that is part of "sharing leadership"
a rather major skill we teach.
Second of all, "they" (the volunteer committees) get off telling us what to
do because "all patches and insignia are copyrighted and remain the
property of the corporation." This applies NOT only to OA patches by the
way. Source: Insignia Control Guide. The first few pages of this bible
of insignia are a source of wonderful information, much of which has been
quoted here over the past two weeks. It is not an expensive book, and the
"rules and regulations" in it are set by a volunteer committee made up of
people from all over our country who sit on the Uniform and Insignia
So - - I am sorry you feel rules are not important, and that you are being
put upon - however our country is based on a healthy respect for law and
order (or is supposed to be) and our forefathers in and out of our Scouting
movement believed it! So does our movement, and many of us in it.
Chicago Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City