Re: Ribbons for/from Troop Flags
Jerry Gray (Jerryegray@AOL.COM)
Wed, 26 Jun 1996 10:06:25 -0400
In a message dated 96-06-25 19:14:16 EDT, you write:
<< 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.
For Pack 292, we have a 6" to 8" ring that clamps around the top of the
flagpole, and we hang all the ribbons off of that. It was there when I came
to the pack (about 10 years ago) so I don't know all the details of the
construction. It is made out of wire, heavier guage than a coat hanger, and
looks like a wheel with 4 spokes. The hub is a screw hose clamp, like the
ones for an automobile, and the spokes are welded to the ring and the hub.
For Pack meetings and displays we simply slide the hub over the top of the
flagpole, for parades and outdoor activities we screw it down tight. The only
problem with this is that the ribbons tend to twist up together in the wind,
it takes about half an hour to undo and separate them.There are about 50
ribbons on that ring, and room for many, many more.
and a good ol' Bear, too!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City