Re: Patch Trading Summary (LONG POSTING)
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@DSIAQ1.ING.UNIVAQ.IT)
Mon, 4 Oct 1993 18:04:05 +0000
> [ The National Office is still investigating how to fully implement the
> policy at the same time honor the wishes of the local Councils. In the
> meantime, the ONLY official word is found on page 2 of the Uniform Guide
> where it states that badges and insignia are the property of the BSA and
> that it may be only used in the ways that they choose it to be; and on the
> next page, it explains that the BSA only allows youth members to trade
> "patches of a regional or local basis" with other Scouts or Explorers.
> There's more..... ]
Which means they can't exchange with overseas collectors?
Or am I reading that wrong?
> From: Gino Lucrezi <lucrezi@DSIAQ1.ING.UNIVAQ.IT>
> - AGESCI doesn't produce many fancy badges, and you have few on your
> uniform. Basically, all you can wear is promise/group/region, plus
> some section specific things (ranks and sixie's colour for Cubs, "tapp
> ", MBs, patrols colour and patrol leader/ass.leader bars for scouts,
> nothing else for Rovers, a small coloured bar for leaders to identify
> your section). Other than this, you wear the Italy badge when abroad,
> and at most one commemorative badge (of some event you've been too).
> Anything else is frowned upon as unnecessary.
> [ Gino, all of our badges in the BSA are informative. I can't think of
> anything that isn't informative. Given your explanation on your country's
> uniform, I can honestly say that the patches and insignia that BSA Scouts
> and Scouters wear have a purpose. I think that the BSA in recent years,
> has kinda went overboard a little bit, okay a bit, by labeling every patch
> as to what it is...follow with me for a minute here...
I wasn't implying BSA's patches weren't informative. Actually, all I
know about BSA patches comes from this list, and I really don't know
much about them, so.
I was, however, implying that many other european scout associations
may have, since I saw many people with "christmas tree" uniforms.
Also, I was mostly referring to commemorative patches, or "activity"
patches, which I fear often get produced with the collector's market
in mind foremost...
> I met (what's the purpose of having the "1st Kleineburg" patch if I
> know noone there?). If it gets out of hand, something wrong is going on.
> - Usually, only scouts are intrested in trading scout badges; but
> Scouts should follow the Scout Law, so why do we have to talk about
> this? :-)
> Now, let's talk about this trade-o-ree business. The BSA admitted during
What is a "trade-o-ree" (which I assume is the meaning of that TOR
acronym I often see on this list...)?
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