Re: The Bobcat/reply
Hilding Holroyd (hilding@CATFISH.OCPT.CCUR.COM)
Wed, 10 Nov 1993 16:07:38 -0500
Peter Van Houten comments -
> The Bobcat
> Regarding the Upside down Bobcat (boy or award) let me add another question
> to our ongoing discussion:
> Why pin the Bobcat badge on upside down in the first place?
> Where in BSA literature does it state that the Bobcat award must be presented
> in this fashion with a limitation (do a good turn in order to turn it right
> side up). The Boy has already met the requirements for the badge so (being
> the devil's advocate) why add additional conditions to the award.
Well, Peter. You are right in that it does not say anywhere that the pin
goes on upside down. It seems to be a tradition in many packs. The pack
my sons went through had a slightly different tradition. At the boy's
FIRST pack meeting, where he is "inducted", his neckerchief slide is
placed on upside down. Thus the "good turn" gets it turned back. Again, a
tradition that is not listed anywhere in official BSA literature.
Hilding Holroyd Eagle Class '68
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