Re: NEW SUBSCRIBER
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Tue, 2 Aug 1994 20:23:04 -0400
More on the Patch Vest:
BSA has been vague on what is or is not appropriate. As indicated in
previous postings, the idea is that is should be used for excess temporary
insignia that cannot be worn on the uniform. This suggests that the
patches that are appropriate for wear as temporary patches are the same
ones that should be on the vest. However, I'm not sure there's much harm
in putting on other patches, if they have a relation to a Scouting event.
Why not a Six Flags patch, if a unit had a fun day there? On the other
hand it may be a bit much to have a vest covered with patches purchased at
successive truck stops; e.g. skull and crossed-bones, mega-death, etc.
You may want to suggest to the parents that the vest is best used as a
display of patches earned in relation to the Scout's Scouting experience.
In the long run it will mean a lot more to Scout.
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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