Re: Ribbons for/from Troop Flags
Rob Lee (roblee@PACBELL.NET)
Tue, 25 Jun 1996 18:39:59 -0700
At 07:17 PM 6/25/96 -0400, you wrote:
>I have a new problem. Recently a former Scoutmaster began doing some
>cleaning and among other items brought to the "Scout Room" (i.e. storage)
>was a shoe box full of ribbons from the troop flag. We are also about to
>remove a number of the ribbons currently on the flag standard primarily
>because we need to replace the top piece.
>I want to find a way to display the ribbons so that the boys can have a
>better understanding of the history of the troop. The oldest ribbon I
>found, so far, is from 1963, and there are probably 75 - 100 ribbons
>altogether. Has anyone found a way to deal with this? I want to more than
>just store them, but also have the available at Courts of Honor, etc.
>On a personal note, last week was a landmark in my scouting career. I was
>"promoted" from Advancement Chairman to Committee Chairman on Tuesday and
>completed my OA Ordeal over the weekend at Camp Pomperaug (Union CT) in
>Tankiteke Lodge #313. If it weren't for the advice, knowledge and
>information I have gathered from the list, I would not have quite the same
>confidence in taking on this new role.
>Thanks in advance. If you reply to me personally, I will summarize for the
>list after ALA (American Library Association) Conference in NYC (July
>Michael A. Golrick email@example.com)
>Advancement Chair (94-96)
>Committee Chair (96- )
>Troop 68, St. Theresa's RC Church, Trumbull CT
First, congratulations on your promotion - good luck.
As to the ribbons, an idea I have had but haven't implemented is to display
the ribbons on a ribbon wall. Make this ribbon wall out of colored felt
material and mount the felt on a rectangular frame, large enough to show all
the ribbons nad grow. The frame top and bottom would be used to roll up the
felt backing, with all the ribbons left on, which should keep the ribbons
pressed and fresh. The side pieces would be remove and placed inside the
fabric as it was being rolled up.
The frame could be made of pvc or wood. Lean it against a wall at troop
meetings, if you use pvc, leave the bottom of the side pieces open and you
can put rebar into the ground and place the frame on top of it for an
outdoor presentation. If you use wood, have the boys lash the piece each
time you display it - it would look quite nice.
Let me know if you try this out.
I used to be an Owl...W-CS-34
Arrow of Light 1966, Eagle 1971, OA=20
ADC, Rancho Del Mar
Orange County Council
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