Re: Yellow Vs.Khaki
Keith Tilley (redcoat@NEXTSTEP.NET)
Mon, 3 Jun 1996 22:11:58 -0400
Ev Holm wrote:
>A few of us argue the no patch or very few patch side and others argue >the
General Patton side.
Well, I wouldn't call it a "General Patton" side. I'm very particular abour
proper use of the uniform, and I think patches on a Scouter's uniform
provide a useful function other than just showing off.
Your Council strip, unit number, and patch of office all help people know
who you are and where you come from. Your knots identify what kind of jobs
you've held, so people can judge if you're the right person to address a
question they might have. The temporary patches, Jamboree patch, etc. can
serve to start conversations.
The lack of patches means something as well. If I saw a leader without even
a "Trained" emblem, I'd be inclined to assume he's a new leader, and I might
strike up a conversation about training.
And, finally, a complete and current uniform sets a good example for the boys!
Rip Van Winkle Council, NY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City