Re: Parent recognition
Michael Rogero Brown (michaelb@SUNRISE.CSE.FAU.EDU)
Tue, 12 Oct 1993 15:24:00 EDT
> > was attached to a 1" blue ribbon about 6-8" long starting at the top. The
> > ribbon was fixed with a simple clasp at the top for attachment to clothes. T
> > custom was continued as boys graduated into Boy Scouting (red ribbon this
> Is there any special reason for Blue (Cubs) and Red (Scouts)?
> We usually have Yellow for cubs, green for scouts and red for rovers
> (there is a symbolic meaning, though I don't recall it at this time),
> and I thought it was quite common (at least here in Europe).
That's just the way it is in the BSA. Cub Scout colors are Blue & Gold,
the shoulder loops for adult Cub leaders is blue, the color for service stars
for Cubs is yellow. I would say either would do.
For Boy Scouts the color is Red. The official Boy Scout jacket is red as
was the now defunct beret. Shoulder loops for Boy Scouts & leaders is red.
However, the color for service stars for Scouts is green.
For Explorers (more or less like Rovers) the color is forest green. When
Explorers had a uniform separate from the Boy Scouts it was forest green and
their shoulder loops are green. But the color for their service stars are
red (probably to stand out against the green uniform).
For completeness- orange & brown are colors used by both Tiger Cubs (low end
of Cub Scouting) and Varsity Scouts (high end of Boy Scouting :) ).
And Navy Blue & White for Sea Explorers.
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