Re: UNIFORM POLICY OF THE BSA!
Jon D. Lyksett (jlykset@EIS.CALSTATE.EDU)
Wed, 14 Oct 1992 08:58:27 -0700
On Mon, 12 Oct 1992, Settummanque, the blackeagle (502)782-7992 wrote:
> Recently, our discussion focused on uniforming issues, which
> promted several of us to examine what uniforms we wear and whether or not
> they are "legit" for wear. Don and several others of us that wear the old
> Garbindine Scout shirts and the more recent green khaki shirts also wanted
> to know , since many Scouts in many communities wear older versions of the
> Scout uniform out of neccessity and not out of personal desire. To them,
> the mere wearing of the official BSA uniform is important and not what year
> it was made in.
> Our current Scouting publications illustrate the current Scouting
> field uniform, one in which was designed for outdoor wear and public
> recognition. This particular uniform came to being in the late 1970s as
> part of a overhaul of our programs. Along with that change came a statement
> that has since been covered up by time. This statement is STILL TRUE AND
> "The official field uniform of the Boy Scouts of America will
> consist of a hat, shirt (either long or short sleeved), pants or
> shorts and socks. EITHER VERSION (or earlier versions) may be
> worn by youth and adult members, provided that they are COMPLETE,
> CLEAN and REFLECT CURRENT SCOUTING INSIGNIA POLICIES. "
> --_the Improved Scouting Program_, 1973
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> Hope this further clarifies the issue...and to everyone that has an old Scout
> shirt (and can still fit into it! hehehehe), today might be a GREAT day to
> celebrate. So break out them shirts, and wear them with pride!!!!
> Settummanque!!! Hey! got one right cheer!
> Mike Walton
> Greenwood, Kentucky
Well, lets make this just a little more clear. If I wish to wear a
vintage 1960's uniform (complete, clean, etc.), should it have the patches
(community strip, badge of office, knots) that were available *then* or
those that are current. I am qualified to wear the Arrow of Light knot,
but it wasn't made and issued until 1973 or 74. I have searched out and
have the proper community strip, state strip, badge of office, and Eagle
and Religious Award knots for that type of uniform. Am I accurate and
legal under the policy stated above? Or do I wear the current CSP, tan
knots, tan badge of office?
Chairman, Santa Paula District, Ventura County Council BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City