A reminder about wearing the World Crest (as if we needed one)
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Mon, 8 May 1995 23:21:24 CDT
I have a lot to say about brotherhood, the senseless killings in our
cities, and other things as well. I've received three questions about
"instructions for wearing the World Crest", since there are none
listed in the Scout Handbook. Here's what I wrote earlier about this
firstname.lastname@example.org (Greg Evans) writes:
> What are the rules (written or unwritten) associated with its display?
The patch has always had the same design. The patch is one-inch in
diameter, in the same two colors. The design is the international
fleur-de-lis (flower of the lily), with two stars symbolzing "truth"
and "knowledge" and alluding to the outdoor nature of Scouting,
surrounded by a rope symbolic of unity and one-ness tied at the
bottom by a square knot, a symbol of service. Those white items are
on a deep purple (not maroon, but royal purple) background.
The patch would be worn in a certain way by US Scouts, according to
a booklet I got from the Transatlantic Council, "In order to wear the
World Crest, you must find a centimeter ruler and an American ruler.
You must measure from your left shoulder seam edge 12 centimeters over
and three inches above the left pocket seam. This place will be slightly
different on each and every Boy Scout and each and every Boy Scout Leader,
but it is highly symbolic. The 12 centimeters is how other Scouts have
measured you by your Scout Law in their own eyes. The three inches is
how you have measured yourself in your dealings with them according to
our Scout Oath."
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