Re: religious knot
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Sun, 29 May 1994 23:36:14 EDT
George Huffman <HUFFMAN_GEORGE_W@LILLY.COM> writes:
>While we are on the subject...is there anyone out there who knows of a Scouter
>who wears his or her military ribbons on their Scout uniform? This is permitted
>by national. It apparently is a custom established by B-P who wore his military
>awards and ribbons on his Scout uniform and has thus been carried over to the
>present day. I have never seen anyone wearing such. I have several military
>awards from 'Once-upon-a-time...' both US and Vietnamese, but I've never felt
>that they were appropriate or germane to the Scout uniform. Any comments?
The practice was discontinued informally by National about five and a
half years ago, George. Officially, the policy still stands that
Scouters that have recieved awards from the military based on their
service to Scouting or for acheivement through their Scouting
leadership should wear the medals or medallions on the field uniforms
during activities or events that military persons would be in
attendance. This is the same policy that allows for awards from other
nation's Scouting programs to be worn on the field uniform if there's
someone present from that nation or organization as a sign of respect.
There were many "military Scouters" that wore either Commendation
medals or the newer Acheivement medals while I was overseas in
Germany; however, many of those individuals, once earning a training
award or some other award in which there is a square knot for it,
discontinued the practice. I was awarded three Army Acheivement
Medals and my first Army Commendation Medal by military officials
while in Scouting dress and it stayed there until I got home where I
put them away and never did wear them again.
Military stuff belongs on military uniforms and Scouting stuff belongs
on Scouting uniforms, at least in my thinking.
Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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