Jim Butler (ajb@ZEPPO.GEOSURV.GOV.NF.CA)
Mon, 19 Dec 1994 08:24:55 NST
We use the term "woggle" for the neckerchief slide. I have
read somewhere that the term was devised by one of the
early people at Gilwell Park, I forget his name (was if Gidney??)
who used a strip of leather as a sting for the bow to start fires,
when the leather thong was not used to start fires, he tied it into
a Turk's Head knot and used it to hold his neckerchief together.
I can check on the story if anyone is interested.
Jim Butler - ARC Training, Northeast Avalon Region (Scouts Canada)
NF Dept. Natural Resources, Geological Survey, 95 Bonaventure Avenue,
St. John's, NF, A1B 4J6
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