Re: Troop patches
dexter lovrien (drlovrie@WOLF.CO.NET)
Tue, 9 Apr 1996 04:50:15 -0500
Tim McCormick posts:
>...Troop patches. Some of
>these seemed to be for special occasions such as anniversaries, but others
>seem to be for no special reason. I guess we can make any patch we want so
>long as we don't wear it on our official uniforms--I don't really know. Is
>there a purpose, other than troop pride, to have these patches and if you do
>have one made, where can you wear it "legally" on your uniform?
As I understand it, we can wear any CPS as long as it says BSA or has the
flur-du-lis on it somewhere. There are many reasons that a council will
produce a commerative strip, an anniversary, as a fundraiser, for their
Jamboree contingents or to update their look. Other councils are happy to
keep their traditional patch, period.
So far no one has told me to remove me 1993 Jamboree CPS. But as the
Jamboree is long over, I probably have been pushing my luck. Someone on the
"list" will know.
Our OA lodge issued an all white lodge flap to commerate the birth of the
white buffelo last year (and as a fund raiser to add some needed coin to the
bank account) This patch is just like our regular colorful one except only
white thread is used. The pattern is clearly visable and the result is
striking. Lodges also issue special flaps for the Jamboree (and I suspect,
You would not believe how colorful some of them are. In 1997, we should see
some even more spectacular than in the past as many folks use the powerful
"DRAW" type programs in their computers to design thier patches.
Dexter R. Lovrien
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