RE: Webelos colors
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 1 Dec 1992 14:46:17 CST
The significance of the WEBELOS colors.....(as written in _Scouting_
magazine in 1969):
"The tricolor of the WEBELOS Den Insignia and the special plaid neckerchief
reminds WEBELOS of the three parts of the Scout Oath...duty to god and country,
duty to others, and duty to self. This also reminds WEBELOS Cub Scouts of the
ultimate goal of this program, to produce good Scouts.
The three colors were chosen because these are the three traditional colors
associated with the Boy Scouts of America: Yellow or gold (which by the
way, is the center one) is associated with Cub Scouting. The green strand
is emblematic of the Boy Scouting program and the red symbolizes Exploring.
(part omitted about the placement of the WEBELOS Den numbers)".
BTW, Joe and others...did you know that the WEBELOS Badge colors are now
OPTIONAL..and the reason why the new handbook does not mention the Badge
colors is because the 20 activity badges are now to be worn on the WEBELOS
hat, more specifically the light blue part of the hat?? This is silly to
me, and equates the activity badges to "hat pins" that Scouts and Cubs
receive from Jamborees or other events.
Yes, I can see the rationale for it....it cuts down the tearing of the shirts
during play; but this should have been something that each Pack had to deal
with. Oh well...traditions are hard to live down, I guess..
Settummanque!!@ WOW!! Do *I* have a lot of mail to answer!!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City