Re: sewing merit badge
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 13:19:06 -0500
On Mar 19, 1996 23:07:51, 'Alan Houser <troop24@EMF.NET>' wrote:
>I explained to my sons that once they reached First Class, they would have
>to sew on all ranks, merit badges, and other patches. I showed them how
>do it, and that was that. Each of them has outgrown a shirt and a sash,
>so they have had to move all of the patches from one to the next.
>On the other hand, one of my patrol leaders, having heard the same
>message from his father (who heard it from me), decided to make use of
>his resources: he hired his younger sister to sew his patches!
I have often joked about adding a couple of requirements for Eagle. The
first would be that the Scout would have to certify that he had sewn all of
his own patches onto the uniform and the second would be that he would have
to certify that he typed all of his paperwork himself. The second one has
become less of a chore for Mom since the explosion in the number of home
computers. Until then, however, it was not uncommon for the Scout's Mom or
sister to have been the one to have performed those chores.
Personally, I am only half guilty. I do all of my own typing (including in
my work environment), but usually do not sew my own patches. Either the
tailor affixes them for me, or a friend.
Bruce E. Cobern
Dan Beard District
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City