Re: Regional Patch Placement
Settummanque, the blackeagle (WALTOML@WKUVX1.BITNET)
Tue, 20 Jul 1993 19:26:41 CDT
"John E. Bush" <IRXXJEB@OSUCC.BITNET> writes:
>Help! I am getting ready for Jamboree, like many of you. This is the
>first time that I have been entitled to wear a regional patch. I
>checked my handy BSA Insignia Guide (1991 Printing) to see exactly where
>to put it. On page 16, I found that "Regional Scouters wear regional
>insignia on the right sleeve in the second position. This insignia is
>reserved for regional office holders only, . . . . Exception: adult
>national and/or world jamboree leaders, but only during these events.
>. . ."
...and that's EXACTLY where it goes.....
>No problem so far. When I checked on what second position on the right
>sleeve is, I found a diagram on page 16 for Boy Scout insignia place-
>ment. It shows position 2 as being 2" below the shoulder seam, with a
>gap between it and the bottom of the American flag. So I got out my
>trusty ruler and found that on my uniform, 2" below the right shoulder
>seam would put the regional patch touching the bottom of the American
>My question is--should there be a gap or not? If there is a gap, how
>much? I think that other people I have seen wearing regional patches
>have left a gap between it and the American flag. However, there are
>plenty of bad examples out there, and I want to get the patch sewn on
>right if I can.
It "depends upon the Region you belong to". Seriously. Scouters in
the Great Southeast and the South Central Regions wore regional
patches that were pointed and that "2 inch" line hit *right* at the
top of the point of the patch against the bottom end of the US Flag
insignia....Scouters in the Western and Northeast Regions were told to
give the Regional patch a "little breathing room" and place it one
half inch below the US Flag insignia...and those in the the East
Central Region and the North Central Regions wore their patches
somewhere in between those two lenghts.
Personally, I would not fret if your Regional Patch was one-half to
one inch below the US Flag, but then, I'm *not* one to "pull out the
ruler" on such TEMPORARY patches in the first place (remember folks:
unlike professionals and Regional officeholders/committeemembers, your
Regional appointments are contingent JUST FOR THE JAMBOREE--and
afterwards, please remove the Regional Jamboree patches!). So, while
the rulebook says "two inches", I would give it "two inches and a
little space below the US Flag" for position two.
Oh yeah...if you haven't gotten them yet, get you a set of the
Regional/National shoulder loops...I understand that it *is* part of
the uniform for Scouters serving on staff of the National Jamboree. I
have my first set of gold shoulder loops framed with my last National
Committee wool uniform in the office.
See you in a few weeks (and looking forward to it every day now)!!
Mike L. Walton
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