Re: Why are British Scout badges so drab
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@IINF01.ING.UNIVAQ.IT.)
Tue, 18 Oct 1994 01:04:07 MET
> Probably you should have camped with a German troop, then your boys had said
> "how lucky we are to have so many colourful badges". At least in the BdP we
> wear only the promise-badge, a group-badge (if the group wants) and when
> going abroad the national-stripe. On international camps there is of course
> often a camp-badge to wear. But we don't have any proficency-, rank-badges
> and the lot.
I have seen german scouts from DPSG (Deutsche Pfadfindershaft Sankt
Georg) in Kandersteg, and some of them had all kinds of badges
(usually non-german) sewn on their shirts, back included...
fortunately most of them had a "proper" uniform.
> BSA badges are naturely wanted by the younger BROTHERS AND SISTERS of my
> troop when meeting American Scouts, because of their size, colour and often
> really good motive. But on the other hand it is interisting to see, that
> some serious collectors I know avoid American badges.
That's new to me.
The only objection I have to collecting CSPs is that there are too
many of them to complete the set in your lifetime, and anyway they
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