Re: Council patch
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Thu, 20 May 1993 08:03:59 CST
On Wed, 19 May 1993 18:28:16 CDT Settummanque, the blackeagle said:
Mary Lee and jim Sleezer discussed patches! -- lots deleted --
then Mike really said:
>Either CSP is acceptable for wear as your Council Shoulder Patch. The
>local Council had to get National approval before the patch could be
>made, therefore, it is acceptable to wear at any time in lieu of the
>"official" patch. This is something that lots of local Councils will
>do to raise monies for camp or a special event, such as the National
>Jamboree. There isn't any documentation that supports this except
>that your Council issued the patch, therefore they expected you to
>wear it as such in your Council. (Councils don't just spend $500-700
>on a patch only to be worn for one year and then tossed away.)
>There is presently no policy that keeps a Scout from coming back from
>this summer's Jamboree with a Jamboree CSP on his shoulder and then
>someone "telling him" that he *must* take it off for the "official"
>strip. Truth is, BOTH strips *are* "official". As long as the strip
>identifies the local Council by name or initials, has the BSA
>identification on the patch (either verbage or the BSA emblem, full
>color or one color), and has some design approved by the BSA, it is
>acceptable for wear anytime.
It might be appropriate to note that some local councils combine the
CSP with the jamboree troop number to make a single patch. That one
should not be worn except in conjunction with the jamboree.
As for talking you out of it, *I* would never try. But, if you or
others are interested in a Will Rogers Council CSP, please let me
know--its about time for my occasional trip to the council office.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
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