Re: Regional Patch Placem
Settummanque, the blackeagle (WALTOML@WKUVX1.BITNET)
Thu, 22 Jul 1993 13:19:13 CDT
When I changed regions from Southeast to Northeast a while back, it
really hurt me to change my Regional Patch....it was first sewn on
that particular shirt when I was commissioned as a Paraprofessional.
The large "flag" outline was still visible for months while I wore the
circular NE Regional Patch....
When I returned to the states from Germany, I could not wait to change
back to the Great Southeast Region's patch...but I had to wait about
three months for my paperwork to catch up with the Regional office in
Georgia...and then, I cheerfully re-sewn the SE Regional Patch back in
place....it'll stay there, until the new Southern Regional Patches
make their debut...and I'll only wear it because I "need to"....the
other SE patches goes in a safebox for all time...
(Oh yeah...while we are talking Regional Patches here...here's the
story on the Great Southeast Region's patch... the patch consists of a
yellow arrowhead/fluer-de-lis in the background with a modified "S"
made of green at the top and brown at the bottom. The "E" is made of
blue on a light blue background and a yellow border.
It was the first Regional patch delivered to the Regional office and
many Scouters thought it was ugh-lee....until they were told the
symbolism. Of course, to the "non-Scouter", the SE could be read and
it of course, stands for SouthEast. But anyone whom could read could
also see the lettering "Southeast" (and later "Southeast Region BSA"
The Green and brown symbolizes the Boy Scouting and Exploring
programs. The dark blue symbolizes the Cub Scouting program. If you
turn the entire patch over to it's right (to symbolize the Order of
the Arrow, which maintains that "it's always on the right"), you see
something else totally different...a five-color fleur-de-lis in the
center of a blue flag. Why blue?? All of the states in the Region
have a shade of blue as part of their state flags.
A piece of "trivia" for you and me!)
Mike L. Walton
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