Re: Neckerchief Colors
Todd Tingblad (TINGBLTN@CNSVAX.UWEC.EDU)
Wed, 26 Jul 1995 15:03:55 -0500
From what you said about how your troop's using the neckerchiefs as a
motivator to First Class sounds really interesting. In my troop, we use the
standard BSA Red/Blank neckerchief while other troops in our district have
custom created ones for their use.
If you want to get technical to Nth degree, there is one neckerchief that is
denoted as your troop's offical neckerchief that is to be wear for uniform
inspections by troop vote.
On the practical side, if only one neckerchief can be used, than all the
neckerchiefs that are sold as part of special events and camps could never be
used. For a collector, that is fine. The two Eagle Scout neckerchiefs that
BSA Supply sells could also never be used. This is going overboard. I
personally wear my OA neckerchief at OA functions, my NESA neckerchief at
Eagle Courts of Honors, and my BSA standard Red/Black neckerchief at other
Your council is not going to do anything about your neckerchiefs. The only
way they would is if your custom neckerchief was not something that should be
on a uniform like bad language or pictures. If you are buying BSA
neckerchiefs and your own, BSA is getting their cut. If your troop were ever
inspected by this commissioner, he would give you and the scouts his feelings
on neckerchiefs again. There are more important things with the uniform
usage than if all the members of one troop have the same neckerchief on like
if they are using military uniform part with their BSA uniform. I think this
commissioner just had to find something wrong with a well uniformed troop.
If I were inspecting your troop and saw the two types of neckerchiefs, I
would ask about it. Once learning the answer, as long as they were wearing
the neckerchief correctly, they would get all the neckwear points from me.
Now if they had an OA sash tucked under their belt and not being worn over
the shoulder and wearing it as part of a none OA function, now we have a
problem in correct uniform wearing.
Scott, sleep well...return that case of TUMS you just bought over
Todd Tingblad -- TINGBLTN
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