Re: NEW SUBSCRIBER
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Mon, 1 Aug 1994 01:07:21 -0400
Olan is right, there really aren't any rules on how patches are to be worn
on a BSA red patch vest. Here is the sum total of what is said about
vests in the Insignia Control Guide at page 6:
"Consider displaying temporary insignia in ways other than on the official
uniform. Here are some suggestions:
* Wear it on a BSA red patch vest, campfire robe or blanket, or special
neckerchief. . . ."
Not a lot of guidance.
Over the years I've seen some Scouts come up with some pretty neat ideas
though. Some have arranged patches by types of events or chronologically
from some starting point (usually near the heart) like a life story.
Others have used patches to create macro designs. One Scout at a
National Jamboree had the patches on his back arranged like a cross,
because he was a chaplain's aide. Another and my favorite was a Scout who
took advantage of the different shapes and sizes to create a fleur-de-leis
on his back made of several different patches to show that all the events
added up to his Scout experience. I've also seen a whole patrol with the
same arrangement of patches. Blankets are pretty interesting too. I went
to one Troop's Court of Honor and along the walls each Scout's blanket was
displayed - really set a neat tone for the ceremony and Scoutmaster's
minute on the trail signs of our lives.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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