Jim and Robin VanderRoest (JScharf@AOL.COM)
Sat, 22 Apr 1995 23:44:52 -0400
Milt Forsberg wrote:
> For the Eagle Pin, I do have a solution. Wear the Eagle Mother's
> Necklace. ... I don't think the other ranks have a minature badge with a
> necklace attachment, however.
It dawned on me that National might consider this as a marketing opportunity.
Perhaps they might offer a series of necklace charms (which ought to be able
to be used on a standard charm bracelet) for all ranks, from Tiger Cubs to
Eagle Palms. I am not certain, but I don't think the catalog offers such a
product as yet. A charm necklace and bracelet are great alternatives for
uniform wear for moms. Dads still have a problem with their pins....
Dads.... mental speed bump? Yes, I do have a bone to pick with many scouters
who refer to these little pins as *Mother's Pins* for they are truly
*Parent's Pins*. I shall never forget the poignant vignette of one of our
graduating Webelos pinning his dad our Cubmaster as he stood next to his
former wife (they both support this scout even though divorced). When dad
started to protest that mom should be pinned, the Scout shook his head
vehemently stating that he wanted him to receive the pin. I gently reminded
our Cubmaster (for the umpteenth time) that after all, these were Parent's
Just as an aside, someone once mentioned to me they had seen a scouter
wearing a red felt sash used much as a red felt vest would be used. Are there
any rules or *policies* against such an item? Just curious...
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