Re: BSA: _NEW_ Uniform Question
Jean W. Peterson (JWPETERS@MACC.WISC.EDU)
Thu, 13 Apr 1995 13:12:00 CDT
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>Subject: Re: BSA: _NEW_ Uniform Question
>>I _did_ suggest to her that she get an adult's "patch vest" to wear
>>with her uniform, and put the pins on that. She seems happy with
>>that idea, provided that there is no other way that she can wear
>>them with her uniform.
>>Does National realize that there is a problem here, with all the
>The scout shop sells a cloth thing? - (I'm not sure what it is called)
>The purpose of this is for Mother pins to be worn on. \
>It is a strip of cloth, about 1/2 inch wide. The ends come together in a V
>shape. One half is Blue and Gold, the other half is red and green.
>It is worn around the neck with the v in front and the pins are worn on this.
>I have seen this worn with the uniform by female scouters, but do not know what
>the official policy on it's use is.
>YiS, Andrew J. Heath (email@example.com)
I've been following this discussion with great interest. I am a
very proud mother of a Life Scout, and a Unit Commissioner.
Several years ago, my son bought me the "cloth thing" described above
for Mother's Day - it is by far my favorite gift.
Depending on what hat I am wearing, I wear the Mother's Pins Cloth with
my uniform. For example, I serve Cub Packs and when I am visiting as
a Unit Commissioner (especially at Blue and Gold Banquets) I wear the
pins. I have found that the pins serve as an icebreaker for both the
parents and scouts to talk with me. When talking to the Cub Scouts I
can point to the pins that my son has earned and tell them about the
wonderful adventures that he has had. I also encourage them to
continue on their Scouting Trail.
I look forward to the day when my son pins his Eagle pin on me!
Yours in Scouting
Four Lakes Council - Madison, WI
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City