Re: language strips on uniforms
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Mon, 21 Nov 1994 18:28:34 EST
>What do you mean only Cubs and Scouts can wear language strips. :)
>While the badge may be in Cub colours, I have seen it on all section
>uniforms, even a Rover uniform, on which any badge is fairly rare.
If you look at the picture of the Venturer and Rover uniforms (well,
I'm only certain about the Venturer uniform,) you'll see that it does
not include language strip as a badge I could wear. It's not there.
You can definitely put a strip on any uniform, but it wouldn't be
correct to put it there. (Rovers can, by the way, now wear the
Chief Scout's Award if they earned it as a Scout. They've
traditionally been allowed to wear the Queen's Venturer Award).
>When it comes to having an uncommon mother tongue, my troop got
>around this by awarding the strip which reads: "I speak English"
>It was enough of a discussion prompter to get the point across.
>Pretty good boost for multiculturalism too, whatever one's feelings
You can award a "I speak English" strip, and you'd be supposed to in
that situation, but it doesn't inform people what the mother tongue
actually is, and you can't always tell what it would be.
You wouldn't know what my mother tongue is if I didn't tell you.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City