Re: National Camping School Patch
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Fri, 14 Jul 1995 13:48:20 CDT
Bob Myers <rmyers@ONE.NET> writes:
(I take it the comment was for me, and not Professor Beaver (Mike
Bowman; if not, sorry)
>I agree with everything you've said except:
><<This patch should only be worn during the period when the
>certification is valid.>>
>Do you have a reference for this?
The immediate reference is the National Camping School Guide, which
your Council should have a copy or two of. Under "certification",
there's a line or two which speaks of the certification of all
National Camping School courses. The Patch is the outward
"certification" of attendance at one of the BSA's National Camping
School courses. Therefore, the certification ends when the card,
which is presented upon completion, has expired (five years from
completion), and the patch can be perceived by some as "not legal to
wear" after that five year period is up and should be taken off.
I've placed this question on my next call into the Volunteer Training
Service, in the meantime.
>As I understand the temporary patch position, any Scouting patch that you
>would like to display is fine.
Except that this temporary patch is rather unique, Bob. It's a
training course patch, with a "temporary lifetime" of five years. As
I've stated, I still do wear my NCS patch on one of my uniform shirts,
but I am also aware that some "diehards" will consider that appearance
"misleading" or not official due to the fact that it's been a good
nine years at the least that I've attended a NCS course.
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