Re: Community strips
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Fri, 22 Mar 1996 10:45:43 -0500
I have a COMPLETE collection of NY state council sholder patches!
There is NO council that does not have some form of a CSP.
There are however, some units in UPSTATE that use the old
community strips . I was told buy a unit leader of a troop
with the old community strips, that the OFFICIAL council
sholder patches were TOO exspensive, and TOO hard to get.
The local scout supply shops, in sporting goods stores etc.,
were also NOT allowed to sell the CSP, and it is not listed
in the National list of CSP's, so it can not be mail ordred.
The shops that sell the scout uniforms, still sell the old
red and white community strips. Does not seem like some
one is playing with the same set of rules.
> On Wed, 20 Mar 1996 15:11:44 EST "Mark A. Michalski"
> <mam@AH.DS.ADP.COM> wrote:
> >Kathie writes,
> >> Community strips have been not allowed on uniforms since 1978.
> >> I would, however, love to know just how long we have had council
> >> strips. The reason
> The Red & White Council Strips came into use in the 1950's for District
> and Council Scouters. They were then put into general use for all Scouts
> and Scouters by 1965. They were then replaced by the Council Shoulder
> Patch (CSP) that we have today.
> I am semi-aware of a council in upstate New York that still uses the Council
> Strips because they have not been able to agree on a design.
> By 1976, all Councils were supposed to have their CSP designs made.
> National forced this by refusing to carry the Council Strips. Apparently
> they did the same thing with the Community/State Strips.
> cloth, and they have rolled edges. Must have cost a bundle for those.
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