Mark Wilson (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Thu, 20 May 1993 11:10:24 EDT
> From: Jim Holman <HOLMAN_JIM/OMGATE_OA@gate.us.ohio-state.edu>
> Steve's remark about the white-on-red city/state strips (pre CSP)
> reminded me of something I was supposed to ask.... I have a new
> very enthusiastic cub who is TICKLED TO DEATH to wear his dad's
> scouting shirt. Of course, it's 20+ years old and doesn't conform
> to today's shirt -- it has no collar, has the city/state strip (which
> is still the correct city & state), and the flag is over the right
> pocket instead of on the sleeve.
If it is one of the open weave cotton shirts of the mid to late sixties,
It really is a great shirt. Wears like iron and stays cool. I still have
my Cub Scout shirt from those days. I wish they still made them that way.
> I seem to remember a discussion
> on this list a year or so ago that ended up with the conclusion that
> as long as the uniform was worn correctly for its time, it was ok
> to wear it.
As I understand it, he must wear the complete uniform, including the
pants/shorts, socks (don't forget the garters and flashes for the knee
socks), belt and hat. It is improper to mix parts from different uniform
> His mother asked if is ok to leave it as is, or should
> she move the flag, replace the strips, etc. If my memory is
> correct (no bets there!) then if she makes one change, she'll need
> to make them all. At least since this shirt has no collar, we don't
> have the continuing argument about whether the scarf goes UNDER th
> collar or OVER the collar. (Either is ok, but everyone should do
> the same thing, right??)
That is correct. It is a unit option but, the whole unit must be the same.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City