John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Fri, 6 Oct 1995 07:03:47 -0400
Someone had suggested recently in the discussion on a new BSA uniform hat
that other changes should be made to the uniform. One of the changes he
suggested was "fewer patches."
I am puzzled by this.
It is true the BSA has an incredible number of patches of various kinds that
MAY be worn. However there are very few that MUST be worn. If one desires
a uniform shirt with a only few patches on it he can do so under current
rules. All he must wear is the American flag (on right shoulder), and the
council strip and unit number (on left shoulder). If a youth member add the
patrol patch to the right shoulder and rank insignia on the left pocket.
Anthing else is optional.
Personally, I don't see how this number of patches could be reduced without
eliminating a way of indentifying unit membership.
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