Re: Military decorations
JAMES SHECKELS (sheckej@EARTHLINK.NET)
Thu, 6 Jun 1996 08:30:20 -0700
Kathie Cerveny writes:
>In the United States, BSA is not a military organization, and has always
>pushed hard to keep away from that kind of connection. This goes back to
>the original papers I have read at the Seton Library at Philmont.
>In other countries, the Scout movement is considered in a different light,
>but here BSA absolutely does not equal Military. Thus, the restrictions on
>wearing military garb, i.e. camoflage shirts and pants. All of which is
>stated quite clearly in the Insignia guide.
Kathie is right on with this observation. I received several responses to
my note about CMH holders wearing their medals with the Scout uniform. (I
never addressed wear with civilian clothes nor any other uniform, and I
won't :-0). My point is what the Scout rules are, and what the military
rules are. After 20 years with the Army, and 30 with BSA, I think I have
some knowledge on wearing uniforms and badges properly and appropriately.
And I say it again. Wearing ANY military medals on the (BSA) Scout uniform
is inappropriate. A look at our Constitution and history helps me live with
this statement ;-).
YIS Jim Sheckels I used to be a Bobwhite....SE-308-7(82)
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