Re: World Emblem
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Thu, 11 May 1995 20:26:26 CDT
BILL NELSON <nelsonb@AZTEC.ASU.EDU> writes:
>I read an older piece of mail from you where you stated that
>the World Crest (small) was to be worn 12cm in and 3" up from
>the left pocket. The Insignia Guide states 3" down from the
>shoulder and centered above the pocket. Why the discrepancy?
The BSA's Insignia Guide would place the World Crest closer to the
pocket than the TAC explaination would.
The TAC explaination, at least the copy I have here, was written in
1960, way before the BSA "mandated" the change in the usage of the
Crest among its membership. The Scouts in Europe that earned the
Crest then, usually have also earned a couple of other awards and
perhaps have several year pins and other items; the adults in Europe
that have earned the Crest, usually have at least one to two rows of
square knot awards prior to earning the Crest.
I would imagine that TAC made allowances for Scouts and Scouters that
have earned other special awards to "move the Crest upward".
The BSA's placement places the Crest closer to the location of the
heart of the wearer, at least if you are either a youth member or a
medium-sized adult. If you wear a large or larger shirt, like I do,
then that explaination don't hold much water *grinning*.
>Hope you are having a good vacation,
We are, thanks. Other than finding some hardware for a fellow
Scouts-L member (Dr. Stan, we've HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN YOU....we're having
a slight problem with the disk drive for your machine!), arguing over
which place we're going to eat at (I'm trying to win $50 by collecting
those McMonopoly pieces; Jessi wants to eat ANYWHERE except McPlaces!
(I don't have my hopes up higher than winning $50, but who knows?
*hehehehee*)), and spending some "quality time" with my new wife
(finally!), we are doing okay. I have three days, however, to
download over 2000 mail messages before they are deleted on Saturday.
So, the priority is in getting that mail read, filed and downloaded.
That's why the infrequent (and short!) postings over the past two
Next week, I'll be moving between military installations. If there's
anyone on our list from Fort Bliss/El Paso, Texas, I'll be there next
weekend (Friday through Sunday); and the following weekend, I'll be in
Savannah, Georgia (Fort Stewart). While I'll be spending the majority
of time interviewing soliders and taking pictures, OF COURSE, I always
travel with a complete Scout uniform, and will take some time to visit
with a Scout unit or two before I leave (always do!!).
The rest of next week, I'll be in Tennessee, Kentucky (back to my home
town of Fort Knox for a couple of days), and down to Chattanooga again
to meet with my new rater.
Then, it's back to work and the "honeymoon" will be officially over!
To those patiently waiting for an answer from me, thanks ever so much
for your patience and I'll be writing you soon (if I haven't already
do so) or returing your calls (if you called here on Monday or
And of course, this means that after Friday, you'll once again see
those occasional comments and postings from some balding black guy
with a room full of paper and books and other resource materials...
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