Re: Meadl of Honor & Such
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Mon, 30 May 1994 00:50:04 EDT
(about wearing older Scouting uniforms)
>And I'm not alone in this Council: a lot of my colleagues like to wear old
>uniforms for formal occasions, although some have also assembled correct
>field uniform ("Knock-about") shirts of the periods. Makes Scout Shows quite
The current BSA policy is for Scouters to wear as complete a uniform
as possible, no matter what the version (old, new or REALLY old).
Personally, I have two woolen shirts (one with a collar and one
without) that I wear to formal Scouting activities. I find them every
bit as confortable as the current wool/cotton blends.
And yes, I do wear them during Scout Shows/Scout-a-ramas too!
>If someone wore their Congressional Medal of Honor or Purple Heart on THEIR
>Scout uniforms during a formal occasion, I would not criticize them, to their
>face or OTHERWISE. I would find it highly unlikely that anyone else there
>would, either. The recipients of those awards put their butts on the line so
>that I could do things like write political statements on SCOUTS-L :), and if
>they want to wear the awards, then so be it.
Let's cut it down to something more reasonable. There's an award
called the Congressional Medal that Scouts and younger Scouters may
earn. It is awarded by the Congressman of your district after you have
met some service hour requirements (talk with me later about it...I've
got the materials with a Scouter on campus and I won't get it all back
until Wednesday). Technically, a Scout or Scouter that have earned
this award CAN and does wear this award on their Scout field or dress
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