Re: British Scouting Items wanted
Rodger Morris (rlm@SUNED1.NSWSES.NAVY.MIL)
Thu, 11 Aug 1994 10:21:44 PDT
>the Scout Association, ie the UK one. We have a Scotland badge which we wear
>above our Area & District badges, but otherwise the uniform is the same as
>the rest of the UK. We have our own national HQ which generally performs
>Given what I've said above, beyond the Scotland uniform badge, that is
>distinctively Scottish scouting-wise. Almost all posters are UK produced.
Have things changed that much? In the summer of 1971, I was touring Western
Europe, living out of a backpack for a few months, when I happened to see a
line drawing of B-P on the road south of Inverness, with a note saying "75th
Renfrewshire(Finnart's Own) summer camp, 3 miles", or words to that effect.
The 75th Renfrewshire Scout Group's Scouts all wore kilts as one of their
Have the Sassenachs banned the wearing of the kilt for the second time since
the uprising of '45? ;-}
I was able to try on my family's tartan for the first time at that
encampment (Morris is a sept of the House of Gordon).
How time passes! I was a 20 year old Assistant Scoutmaster at the time.
We went swimming in the Inverness Canal. The Scottish Scouts enjoyed it, but
I decided that the glaciers feeding it were about five miles north and
flowing south; Ice Age returning, no doubt. :-)
Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City