Re: Patch Trading Summary (LONG POSTING)
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@DSIAQ1.ING.UNIVAQ.IT)
Tue, 5 Oct 1993 19:37:16 +0000
> Scouts CAN trade with overseas collectors, as long as the "youth to
> youth" or "adult to adult" rule is observed. But as Don Isard
> explained several times, this rule goes out the window soon after the
> event starts and if a Scout trades with an adult, it is NOT the crime
> of the century....
And of course when one trades by mail there is no way for anyone to
check on this..
> The "patches of a regional or local basis" means that local patches,
> like the Council Shoulder patches (CSP), OA lodge flaps and local
> activity patches CAN be traded as well as memoribilia from local or
> Regional activities. Ranks, awards, acheivements (like the Fifty Miler
> patches or the Paul Bunyon Axman Award) and special awards (like trail
> medals or religious awards) are NOT to be traded.
Now I understand. However, I think it's a pity. This means I wouldn't
be allowed to ask someone to trade a USA patch, for example, or any
patch you would have no trouble buying in your Scout Stores... and
these are the ones I am most intrested in (they help knowing how
different Scouting programs work).
Of course, I don't expect to trade eagle insignia or anything
> Yeah, right. In reality, ANYTHING that one Scout wants to trade for
> another item GETS TRADED. That's the *real* reason why there has to
> be some sort of guidelines for youth to trade with other
> youth...because otherwise, he or she will return home with bare
> uniforms and having to replace all of the insignia (some of which were
> made once and the rest destoyed to enhance the value) would be
> extremely costly.
Of course. This summer I agreed with my boys that they could trade anything, but
they had to be in correct uniform until the last day. They could buy spares bef
ore (I gave them some, too), or they could even scavenge their spare shirt, as l
ong as they replace anything on it by Inauguration Day.
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