Re: correct uniforming
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Fri, 22 Jul 1994 15:18:18 CST
"James R. Holman" <jrholman@MAGNUS.ACS.OHIO-STATE.EDU> writes:
>So what's the status on 'patrol patches' for adult uniforms?
Worn DURING THE TRAINING EXPERIENCE, there's not a problem, says the
BSA's Volunteer Training Service back in 1984 when this issue was
first brought up, Jim. The problem comes when folks FORGET why they
are wearing the special "patrol patches" (this goes with the
Leadership Corps patches worn during Wood Badge courses as well).
> Example: the
>adult staff of our Webelos Resident Camp were offered regular sized 'patrol
>patches' with the Webelos symbol as the main design to be worn on the sleeve
>where the boys would normally have their patrol emblem. These were done to
>identify/recognize the staff as well as to promote participation in the cub
>camping program (from people seeing the patch and asking what it was for).
There's no problem with this AS LONG AS THEY ARE WORN DURING THE
TRAINING EXPERIENCE (or in this case, during camp. It is considered
one of those "local patches worn in harmony with National programs".
As long as your local Council approved it, it's fine to wear
TEMPORARILY...not at every Scouting function....
See Jim, this is why we had different colored neckerchiefs to
distinguish the "staff" from the "participants" before we all became
patch-hungry (me too...I'm holding my hand up!). It made a great deal
of sense to tell a Scout "if you see someone wearing a red and white
neckerchief, they are on staff and they can assist you" instead of
"look for the folks with the Rocking Chairs on their shoulders". The
neckerchief (or hat) is more visible and non-Scouters can find those
folks out faster than the average person with two sleeves full of
Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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