Re: Den Chief Patch/Cords
Ernest R. Spradling, P.E. (freemason@AOL.COM)
Fri, 20 Aug 1993 22:29:02 EDT
On 93-08-20 19:10:39 EDT Jim Sleezer <JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET/
JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU (Internet)> wrote:
>A question was raised at roundtable last night re the Den Chief >patch vs
the Den Chief cord. My guess was that a den chief may >choose to wear
>Patch would be worn on left sleeve as badge of office. Cords would >be worn
on left shoulder. But, does he get to wear both at the >same time.
>Seems to me that a den chief might also hold another troop office >so he
would wear the badge for that office and wear the cords to be >recognized as
a den chief. But, if he held no other office would he >wear both??
>I didn't find anything in my copy of the insignia guide to clarify this.
>Does anyone have an 'official' statement?
Not "official", but here goes:
I looked in the Insignia Control Guide too, and ther is nothing explicit.
However, on page 16, there is a sketch showing a Boy Scout Uniform left
shoulder. On that left shoulder are shoulder loop, SPL Badge, and Den Chief
Shoulder Cord and Service Award. Seems that a Den Chief who functions in
another office would wear both his badge of office and the shoulder cord(s).
I also looked in the Den Chief Handbook. On Page 7, it refers to the Troop
giving the Den Chief his Badge of Office, and the Cub Scout Pack he serves
giving him the shoulder cord. I believe the intent is that he wears both, if
he holds no other troop office.
>BTW, we discouraged wearing cords in summer camp except >ceremonial
occasions. They were a pain in the arm in the woods!
Practical. I learned the hard way, first year of summer camp. I would
suggest that the cord be worn at evening meal and Retreat, if your camp
requires Class A field uniforms. I think they are a MUST for Courts of
Honor, and Pack and Den meetings.
Hope this helps.
Assistant District Commissioner
Treasure Coast District
(Hope to be a critter soon!)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City