World Crest-the final placement :)
Keith Sutton (ksutton@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Mon, 29 May 1995 12:19:34 -0700
All the talk about the actual placement of the World Crest patch on
the uniforms of the BSA reminded me that Scouts-l had a post some time
back about a clarification to the same. I finally found it. On October
14, 1994 Mike McDonald (aka scoutpro) posted in one of his updates he
furnishes to the list:
from "Pro-Speak" (a magazine for Professional Scouters) Sept.
1994 issue: there was a "clarification on placement of World Crest 'It
should be centered horizontally over the left pocket and vertically
between the left shoulder seam and the top of the pocket.'"
I e-mailed Mike and nicely asked if he could give me the context
in which this appeared. He replied and has given permission for me to
<from Mike McDonald>:
This was a clarification, not a change in the placement of the
World crest. I'm sure you will see it in the next edition
of the insignia control guide. Center above the left pocket
button and center it between the shoulder seam and the top
of the pocket. The only people with trouble are those with
many knots or service stars. Then I would suggest that those
people move it up so it looks more "centered"
<from me to Mike>:
>... BTW when I told a mother from my pack that the Insignia Guide said
>3" from the left shoulder seam, she promptly showed me that that rule
>would put the patch partially on the pocket flap of her very small Wolf
<from Mike to me>:
YES! And you see now why a clarification was needed! Most adults
had the opposite problem, in a large or extra-large uniform the
patch was partially covered by the collar.
I hope that this is a help. YiS,
Keith Sutton from Chief Seattle Council ...used to be an Antelope
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City