Re: Identify this patch?
Robert Craig (rcraig@LIBRARY1.LIBRARY.CARLETON.CA)
Wed, 23 Aug 1995 09:18:05 -0400
> I got a patch at a garage sale this weekend, but I have no idea what it is.
> It has a trefoil on it, so maybe it's a scout patch... can anyone here
> identify it?
Do you mean a trefoil or a fleur de leis? A trefoil, from my understanding
was what is used by the Girl Guides/Scouts.
> It's an oval patch, almost 3" high and about 2-1/2" wide. It has a black
> background with a gold border. There is a gold eight-pointed star, and on
> the star is a green circle with a scalloped edge. On the green circle there
> is a white trefoil.
> Under the gold star there is a green band that follows the bottom curve of
> the patch. On this green band the words "TOUJOURS PRET" appear in gold letter
As you probably have been able to assume, the words toujours pret is french
for always prepared. However, most French (not the country, but the language)
Scouting Associations tend to use Sois Pret: Be Prepared as their motto.
The KOMSOMOL youth (Communnist Youth) used as their motto "Always Ready"
sometimes translated to Always Prepared...however, I don't think that would
be what you have......
> Can any of you patch collectors identify this one?
That's all I can suggest!
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