CSPs and Town/State strips
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 13:04:58 EST
For what it's worth, Rice Cochran's excellent memoir, "Be Prepared:
The Life and Illusions of a Scoutmaster," indicates that there were
BSA councils as early as the 1930s.
In my own memory as a scout, I recall that my uniform of the early
1960s had the "Alexandria, Va." strip which I wore above my troop
numerals. The strip consisted of white lettering on a red background.
I don't remember what my cub uniform looked like in that regard.
However, by the mid-60s, the NCAC had come out with a council strip
(also white lettering on a red background) which was shaped like the
CSPs of today. I know this from an old uniform shirt of a friend of
mine who stuck around the BSA a year or two after I left.
Just for what it's worth...
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City