Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Wed, 6 Jul 1994 12:31:11 -0500
> As an adult in cub scouting, I always wore the CUB LEADER neckerchief --
> solid blue with sewn gold edge and embroidered universal emblem and "Cub
> Scout Leader."
--This is not to be worn by females at any time. Webelos Leaders (male or femal
e) are to wear the Webelos Leader neckerchief. It is NOT the boys' neckerchief
, and easily shown (it's in the insignia control guide) to be an ADULT NECKERCH
IEF. It has gold edges. Adults do not wear the boy neckerchiefs at any time f
or any reason.
Using the "cub leader" neckerchief is "technically" out of uniform for the femal
e and/or webelos leader (and asst). When any question of uniforming comes up,
try to keep a current (it is updated annually) insignia guide on hand for you a
nd your unit. The inspection forms used for proper uniform of boys and adults
also is a resource for this question.
It seemed to cover all the bases! My Webelos Den Leaders
> started out wearing the Webelos neckerchief but the committee decided that
> adults should not wear the boys' neckerchiefs and we all went to the
> universal cub leader neckerchief.
---pack committees can not make decisions on uniforming anymore. The pack commi
ttee USED to be the source for the decision on blue or khaki uniforms for Webel
os Scouts (it has been for a few years now) an individual parents' decision; ne
ckerchiefs are not part of the female cub uniform (except as a webelos leader),
but is optional. Optional means that the female may wear the Oscar dela Rente
neckerchief or not, they may also wear the C.S. Woodbadge learners neckerchief
, and then the Woodbadge neckerchief.
Insignia control guide - p.n. 3064 -- $1.55 each. I usually give a complimentar
y copy to my staff and to unit leaders when I visit their units.
Hope this helps -- keep in mind -- if you wear the uniform, it is a copyrighted
uniform and thus must be worn exactly as rules and regulations states. We do h
ave a uniform and insignia volunteer national committee in Texas, who review th
e entire uniforming issue annually.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City