Re: sewing on patches (was Ind. Living MB)
David Jansen (jansen@STRWCHEM.STRW.LEIDENUNIV.NL)
Tue, 19 Apr 1994 17:14:42 +0200
Settummanque, the blackeagle writes:
>Scott's posting about sewing reminded me of what happened to me when I
>was 12 years old. After coming back from summer camp overseas, and
>from the Council's camp, I had a lot of patches to have sewn on my
>shirt. My Mom calmed spoke "Micheal" (I HATE that name! She uses it
>to get my attention and it works...just as if someone clubbed me on
>the head (or knee) ), "it's time for you to learn how to sew these
>things on yourself. You know where they all go, I don't and I don't
>have the time now or in the future to do this everytime you come back
>with something else to go on that shirt. So, you do it yourself."
When I was a Cub scout our Akela used to tell the boys that sewing on
your own patches was part of the requirements for your first Cub Star.
(used to be first rank to earn : 1st Star, 2nd Star, Wolf; difficult to
name the BSA equivalent)
So, I asked my mother to learn me to sew them on, and she was glad to
be able to leave it to me from then on.
It's one of the (many) useful skills I learned in Scouting.
Now I am the Akela (Cub scout leader), and even though the rank and merit
badge systems have changed, I still encourage the boys to learn to sew on
their own badges.
David Jansen [Cub scout leader in The Hague, the Netherlands]
BTW, Mike, I hope your mother is doing well...
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