Re: Uniform Wear Complain
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Sun, 12 Mar 1995 15:12:49 CDT
This goes to show that I need to take my time when replying and NOT
try to do two things at the same time; I was talking with my honies
(Jessiann) when I replied in this string...I left some *key* words
(from my previous posting:...)
>>It was under Ben Love, that the BSA's long-standing policy of NOT
>>allowing professionals to receive service awards like the Silver
>>Beaver, District Award of Merit, or other awards (like the Whitney
>>Young Jr., the Spurgeon Award and other "special" awards once only
>>volunteers were allowed to receive)
>> However, professionals can ONLY
>>receive those awards after a long (two to three month) evaluation and
>>determination at the National office.
John Pannell <PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM> writes:
>As an aside....
>There is a DE in our council who has served in his current position for less
>than 3 years now. It was his first position out of college. As a youth, he
>was chief of Wahissa lodge and was (and is) very active in the OA.
>When I saw him yesterday at our lodge fellowship, I noticed he was wearing
>four knots: Eagle, Youth religious award, Scouter's Training Award, and the
>District Award of Merit. Given the recent discussions in this thread, I
>thought some might find those last two interesting.
>I didn't inquire as to when he earned them, but I would presume -- again,
>given what was sait in this thread -- it was during his college years.
or during his youth years, in the case of the Eagle and the youth
religious award. There are MANY professionals which are now displying
their youth/volunteer awards while serving the profession of service.
We have in Louisville a longtime professional that went to one of the
first SeaBadge courses (and whom influnced me to attend). Back then,
the "sea trident knot" (a dark blue trident on a white square
background, the only real visible indication on a field uniform of the
attainment of the SeaBadge for *years*), was NOT allowed to be worn.
But Mark wore his, because he was the Field Director for the service
area which included all of the Sea Exploring Ships in the Council, the
central and east ends of Jefferson County. He also wore his
three-beaded Wood Badge necklace, especially when visiting units in
the southern part of the county where many Scouters were *not
interested* in attending Wood Badge. He encouraged his four District
Executives to attend Wood Badge and I think that those two visible
statements made him more visible as a manager and as a concerned
Sometimes, a gentle "hit on the head and shoulders" is just what many
Scouters need to get them motivated enough to attend training or to
improve their unit's operation. Sometimes not. But I'll NEVER fault
someone for at least looking the part and trying.
Thanks, John, for the implied "I know what you meant, but that's not
what you said..."!!
Settummanque!@HEY! I normally proofread what I write...but.....
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