Re: Scouting Mag Flub!
Scott Begin (0005555440@MCIMAIL.COM)
Wed, 18 Oct 1995 18:38:00 EST
Mark Paul Amatrucola <amatrcla@CORAL.BUCKNELL.EDU> wrote about the
insignia shown on the cover of Scouting (Oct. 1995 issue).
"The Scout from Atlanta is wearing the rank of "Scout" having completed
simply the Joining Requirements. However - on the right pocket flap -
there is a patch that resembles an Order of the Arrow Lodge Flap. If
this is an OA Flap, this is incorrect because this Scout cannot be in the
Order and not be of the First Class rank. If it is not an OA flap- then
it should not be worn in that spot because the only acceptable thing(s)
to be worn on the right pocket flap is an OA Flap or a name tag if the
Scout/Scouter is not a Brother in the Order of the Arrow."
My incliniation is that it is NOT an OA Flap. It appears to say
something about mountain man camper.
Is this a legal insignia? I don't know. I'll let someone with the
insignia control guide handy answer that one.
I will note that this is not the first time I have seen non OA flaps
displayed in that position. I have seen 3-4 variations of Totin'Chit
patches (I assume you get one when you earn your card) sewn in the same
place (although these were usually smaller than the size of the flap,
even on small scout shirts). In the S.W. Michigan Council, they have a
Buckskin Camper patch that is, as I understand it, awarded to a scout
who has completed his camping requirements for the OA (15 days,
including a long term camp). I seem to recall seeing something else
worn in this position, but I can't recall what (I saw a lot of different
patches in 3 years working on Philmont Staff).
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin ASM, T-348, Oak Forest, IL, Calumet Council
email@example.com Philmont Staff, 1988-90
Mark Paul Amatrucola
C1415 Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837-2082
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