Re: Neckercheif source
L. Pawkett (lloyd@MAXWELL.CTECH.AC.ZA)
Mon, 4 Mar 1996 09:35:25 +0200
The whole idea of the neckerchief seems to be lost in modern
day Scouting. Baden-Powell, in Scouting for Boys, stated that
"Every Troop has it's own scarf color, since the honor of your
Troop is bound up in the scarf, you must be very careful to keep
it clean and tidy. It is fastened at the throat by a knot, or
a slide or 'woggle', which is some form of ring made of cord,
metal or bone, or anything like that".
The concept of honor seems to be lost if changes are made every
year and the neckerchief becomes merely an item of clothing with
no particular significance. Troops here in South Africa established
in the early days of the movement still use the same colors and
indeed are very loyal to their 'Colours".
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City