Re: World Eclectronic Sc...
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Tue, 21 Jun 1994 22:17:22 -0400
>- irony mode = on -
>Gregor - are you suggesting (a) that there are Scouts outside the USA
>and (b) that they don't have OA ? Shock horror ... <mega grin >
>Perhaps we could have our own for Europe with the blue background and
>thirteen stars for the Council of Europe ...
>And one printed upside-down for the Australians ?
>- irony mode = off -
>Seriously though, if OA people want to produce a patch for their use then
>fine, let them go ahead. I personally would like to see just a simple
>design with the words " Internet Scouts " - maybe using the scout badge
>as the "O" in Scouts.
No offense, but I think the intent was a patch for participants of this
forum and rec.scouting who would be participating in NOAC. Therefore, IMO,
a BSA-centric and OA centric patch would be appropriate. It is common here
to have patches that identify specific activities as well as patches that
serve to identify yourself and which group you belong to.
Based on the above, and irony aside, it would also be appropriate (by the
standards of the American mindset) to have an additional patch that
identified us as members of this forum and which would be generic to
international Scouting. In which case rather than using the scout badge,
which varies by country, the World Crest would be appropriate for your
ironic suggestion. (Really, that isn't such a bad idea.)
Now, if others here wanted to try a patch for members here who will be
participating in next year's World Jamboree (or this Winter's Pan-American
Jamboree in South America) I would endorse it. In that case, IMO, it would
be proper to incorporate elements particular to that event.
I guess we Americans just go crazy over patches.... *grin*
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City