Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Wed, 12 Apr 1995 10:10:02 -0500
On Tue, 11 Apr 1995, Carol Breuer wrote:
> Chuck brings up the problem of "Mother's Pins" and where they are to be worn.
> In my understanding there is not a *legal* way these can be worn on the
> uniform, and I can really sympathize with her problem. My son is an Eagle
> Scout and I am very proud of that. Since I wear my uniform to most functions
> where I would want to wear my Eagle Mother's pin, this is a dilemna because
> as a Commissioner and Wood Badge staffer I try to set a good example in
> uniforming. Still, like a lot of Scouter Moms I will sometimes wear the
> Mother's Pin on my uniform, even though I know it is not correct to do so.
> In some packs and troops they give a Mother's ribbon to put these pins on,
> but still there is no allowance for these to be worn on the uniform. Does
> anyone have a good solution for this ?
For the Eagle Pin, I do have a solution. Wear the Eagle Mother's
Necklace. It consists of a minature Eagle, just like the one on the
pin. A necklace should be able to be worn at the same time as a uniform
- I have not seen anything published on this subject. Our troop presents
the necklace to each mother, and for each boy if there are more than one
in the same family. We have had 2 mothers wear a necklace with 4 Eagles
on them! I don't think the other ranks have a minature badge with a
necklace attachment, however.
SM, Troop 7
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