Re: Incorrect Uniforms
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Fri, 22 Jul 1994 16:14:55 CST
Scott Begin <0005555440@MCIMAIL.COM> writes:
(with some deletions only for space)
>Thank you for letting me know the APO patch is approved. I suspect that
>it was approved before the BSA started requiring markings on patches,
>and since they are made by the APO National Office, they haven't been
>revised (or submitted for reapproval).
...and really don't need to be reapproved (see comments below).
>I seem to be confused regarding suitable patches for Temporary Insignia
>wear. During the discussion last week, where it was talked about the
>BSA marking on patches and patch placement, I thought somone mentioned
>that any unapproved patch could be worn as temporary insignia, and only
>as temporary insignia. Was this a misinterpretation on my part, or
>could someone quote "chapter & verse?"
ANY PATCH may be worn as a "temporary patch" upon the right pocket of
the BSA's field uniforms. It does NOT matter if the patch is a BSA
issue patch, a local Council patch produced for a special Council
activity (summer camp, for instance), a third-party patch created for
a unit, district or council event (for example, the "popcorn patches"
created by the company distributing popcorn to local Councils to
resale to the public) or a third-party patch created or bought as
recognition in connection with the BSA's program (for instance,
Special Emblem Company in St. Louis made a series of camporee and camp
patches which could be resold to Troops and Districts not wanting to
purchase Supply Division items) or in this case, the Totin Chip and
Firem'n Chip patches for Scouts. No approval is needed if the patch is
intended to be worn for a TEMPORARY period of time and ONLY one is
worn centered on the right pocket of the shirts.
What *you* define as "temporary" is up to you. It is the BSA's way of
allowing each person to "personalize" the uniform.
Again, as Kathie wrote, the basis and "chapter and verse" is found in
the Uniform Guide as well as in the Rules and Regulations of the Boy
Scouts of America. The key, Scott, is that the patch HAS to support
some aspect of the BSA's or the local Council's program. If it
supports the program, it's allowed.
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