Re: Quality Unit/Honor Unit
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 20 Oct 1994 09:26:26 -0500
I am sorry that some of us are "overly concerned", however, we are
trying to teach good citizenship and that includes following our
copyright rules. It may be only a little thing -- but trust me --
uniforms "out of control" with anything anywhere is really ugly to
look at, and does nothing to help anyone's (not even a boy's) feeling
of belonging to something great.
Uniforming is one of our METHODS to achieve the AIMS of Scouting, and
we can hardly expect a boy to "love" to wear his uniform, if uniforms
become "general's" uniforms.
The rule on Quality Unit is QUITE specific. One (the MOST current)
at a time, and only from years YOU were registered in the unit. If
you do not "like" the colors, 1) consider that the volunteer national
committee on uniforming has a purpose, that of making the award a
visible honor and THEY make the decisions, write them, 2) don't wear
the award, you do not have to you know, but if you wear it, it MUST be
A little known fact is that all of our uniform insignia is
copyrighted, and ownership is retained by BSA. So if you do not want
to wear the insignia properly (as set by our national volunteer
committee) don't wear it --- but since it is the property of BSA, they
do have a right to keep our uniforms from turning into "patch"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City