Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Mon, 10 Oct 1994 16:48:35 EST
>Scouts' on various activities and expeditions. Basically, I would like to see
>more Queen's Scouts' from the District I am currently in and any advice I
>can offer is gratefully received.
In my area, Queen's Venturers seem to be especially rare. I don't
think I've ever seen anyone actually wearing the QV badge, though I
know two people (through the nets) who have earned the Queen's Venturer
Award in Canada. It's not that it's too hard, though. I'll probably
work on it this year, the last year I have to work on it.
I'm from Montreal, Canada. That would be in the province of Quebec.
>My point on Queen's Scouts' is this, in the UK, I have been told the rules
>state that the badge worn on the Uniform must be removed on the 25th
>Birthday. Would you not agree that the honour this Award carries with it,
>should be with you throughout your Scouting days and not just until your
>25th Birthday ?.
I agree with you here. The Queen's Venturer badge could be worn as
a Rover in Canada, and that goes through the age of 26.. though if
the Queen's Venturer did not go on to Rovers, he (or she) would have
to remove the badge as soon as he leaves the Venturer Company.
There are several reasons that could be used to defend this, but
I don't really agree with them. I guess it's not supposed to matter
what theleader earned as a Scout or Venturer, because he's now a
leader, and isn't better than other leaders.. I don't like that
too much. There's also The-Uniform-Isn'T-A-Christmas-Tree argument,
which does have leaders' uniforms being rather bare anyways.
I earned my Chief Scout's Award last year..
What the Americans did was to give leaders who had earned the Eagle
Award a knot, which they wear on their uniform.. it's a small
piece of cloth, and it says that this person is an Eagle Scout, for
those who can read knots. That could also work, too..
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City