Fri, 17 Feb 1995 14:52:01 -0500
On Thu, 16 Feb 1995 14:30:41 -0500 "David G. Weerts" <DWeerts@AOL.COM> wrote:
>I thought I would put in my .02 worth.
I couldn't resist this one, either :)
>1. The measurements on the sleeves are great. Having just finish my
>commish training, I looking at the idea of earning a arrowhead. With the
>the book describe the distances between patches, I guess I will be sewing
>arrowhead on arm instead of the sleeve of a short sleeve shirt.
There is a way to get all that stull on the left sleeve of a short sleeve
shirt and still be within good uniforming practice. The object of the "game"
is to measure the distance from the shoulder seam and the Commissioner's
Badge of Office from the _inside_ of the top of that rolled edge. Then, do
not leave any room between the Badge of Office, the Trained strip, and the
Although I can't find it in the Insignia Control Guide anywhere, back in the
olden days, it was customary to remove the Trained strip from one's uniform
once the appropriate training award was earned. The knot became the
indication that the individual was trained. If this is done, then the
Arrowhead can be moved up to the bottom of the Badge of Office.
>2. In my opinion, the Unit Commish should help the unit leaders understand
>placement of different patches. If the unit leaders understand then they
>explain to parents why a patch needs to be moved after the parents have just
>sewn it on.
This is one of the Commissioner's jobs, and is started by the Commissioner
wearing the uniform correctly - lead by example. Then the unit leaders may
be worked on.
This is one of the purposes of the periodic Uniform Inspections - not to play
"Inspector General", but to ensourage the uniformed body of the the program.
There are several uniform inspection sheets available for each program, and
each Commissioner should have a handful to give to the leaders before any
inspection. It is a "quick and dirty" guide for the locations of all badges,
and has a checklist of proper uniform parts.
BTW, make sure that you take more with you at inspection time :)
>Aren't Rules Fun??
>"Trained" Unit Commish
>PS I did just finish my Unit Commish training last nite. Yea, one less
>meeting next week. I am glad it only takes a hour a week because I would
>never get to the honey-do projects. :-))
Congrats on getting started with your training ;) This was only the first
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