Fri, 20 Nov 1992 13:10:02 CDT
From: Troye Kauffman Bitnet: AEZTROY@UICVMC
(217) 244-6322 Internet: email@example.com
Some of my favorites were left out of the list of insignia Faux Pas:
Wearing a temporary patch in the Jambo patch position.
Wearing a temporary patch UNDER the temporary patch posistion.
Wearing an OA sash at non-OA functions.
Wearing Eagle knots with the Eagle patch.
Wearing a commissioner's arrowhead on a unit leader's uniform.
Wearing Unit numerals with a district position patch.
Wearing a position patch touching the CSP.
Some more subtle errors:
- Wearing knots upside-down. (The rule for this is "right side up" - that is,
the loop of the square knot that is on top of the other bight (UP) should
be on the wearer's RIGHT SIDE.) I once pointed out to a good friend of mine
that his Scouter's Training Award was upside down. He thought I was nuts
since both of the loops are green, however when I explained this rule to him,
we both agreed that I was not nuts, but merely exeedingly petty.
- Wearing a non-uniform neckerchief in a group with an official neckerchief.
For example, if a troop's official neckerchief is determined to be
of a particular style, and the members are at a troop function, everybody
should be wearing that neckerchief (not Woodbadge or Eagle scarves.) The
exception is when provision has been made for a special sub-group of the
troop, like an "Eagle" patrol, or when the troop attends a special event
such as an Eagle ceremony or Jamboree reunion, where the neckerchief
signifies membership within a special group at that function. The rule of
thumb is that neckerchiefs should be worn to reflect the membership with the
group that one is currently participating with. Special neckerchiefs are
for "commissioner" wear, or in circumstances when the participant is not
with a group, or the group does not have an offical neckerchief.
- Wearing an incorrect combination of Eagle Palms (detectable by a gross
shortage of corresponding merit badges on the sash.)
I haven't noticed many of these in Scouting or Boy's Life magazines lately;
could it be that the photographers have been "clued in?"
PS. It is OK for adults to wear a patrol medallion if it is accompanied by
only the insignia appropriate for a Woodbadge course that they attended, and
the uniform is worn to an appropriate event.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City