Scouts Canada History - "green" bars
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Sun, 11 Dec 1994 15:11:54 EST
>In 1911 Patrol Leaders wore two 1.5 inch lengths of white braid on their
>left shoulder to indicate their position. An Assistant Patrol Leader
>wore only one of the lengths of white braid. At the time these badges
>resembled Captain and Lieutenant Bars.
At some point, I believe that Canadian Patrol Leaders wore write
braid on their left pocket to indicate that they were PL's, and
APLs only wore one, and the Troop Leader wore three.
(I may be wrong on this- I seem to remember that it was the uniform
When I joined, I think that Patrol Leaders wore PL shoulder flashes,
but I can't say that I'm 100% sure. (I wasn't a PL when I started
Scouts. :)) I also believe there was a PL's woggle, too.
After our uniform change, PL's today wear Scout section shoulder
flashes (green w/fleur-de-lis), plus two stripes running through it
(parallel to the shoulder seam), and APLs wear flashes with one
yellow stripe. Green strips on green don't show too well. :)
In Cubs, sixers wear two green bars on their yellow flashes, and
seconds wear one green bar. When I was a sixer, we wore yellow bars
on our left sleeves.
Venturer Presidents and Rover Mates don't wear anything special.
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