Re: Test Hats
The Incredible Byrdman (DEB3291@TNTECH.BITNET)
Thu, 1 Jul 1993 14:48:31 -0500
> In fact the US contingent of BSA scouts to the WJ
> in Austrailia in 1989 (i think), were issue a orange BUSH
> hat, and in fact WORE the bush hat as the official HAT!
Not just the US contingent, but all Jamboree participants. When we
first arrived at our site in our subcamp, a box containing those *UGLY* hats
was delivered to us. The hats were "one size fits all," which meant that
they were VERY big. Most of us had to use safety pins to make them fit us. It
was HIGHLY recommended that all Scouts/Guides wear the hats during the day, as
daytime temperatures soared above 100. The hats did their job, and made a
nice momento of the Jamboree.
> Also as far as STYLE of the uniforms. . . . When BSA
> decided to change the uniforms to the current TAN,
> a major fashion designer was contacted, I believe it
> was Oscar D Larenta or someone such as that!!!! BSA
> made a BIG about the re-styled uniforms for a few years.
> SO, it would appear that STYLE was important to BSA.
It was Oscar DeLaurenta who designed the newest uniform style. In
fact, there was a scarf available for female leaders that had the more
traditional French fleur-de-lis on it and the famous Oscar DeLaurenta
signature along one border. I don't know if the scarf is still available,
but it was very nice.
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