Ronald Oakes (oakes@CIG.MOT.COM)
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 13:01:47 -0500
Settummanque (Mike Walton) writes:
> One of the things I love about neckerchiefs is the fact that from
> a distance, you can see which Scouts are yours and which aren't.
> Of course, if they're not wearing a neckerchief, you have no way
> of knowing!!
This lesson was learned by the Adult Leaders of my 1981 Jamboree Troop
(752, Las Alamos and Paradise Hills New Mexico). Our troop had three
neckerchiefs for the Jamboree -- The 1981 Jamboree Neckerchief, the South
Central Region Jamboree Neckerchif, and a troop neckerchif. For most of
the trip we had been wearing the troop neckerchifs -- which were bright
yellow. However, when we got to Washington D.C. after the Jamboree, we
were scheduled for two days touring the capital (the first day was a tour
by bus, the second was a free day at the Mall). The leaders of the troop
decided that for the first day we should all wear our region neckerchiefs
for a change.
However, the adults learned early in the day that there were lots of scouts
in Washington D.C. wearing white Jamboree and Regional neckerchiefs, which
made spotting a member of our troop difficult.
The next day, we were back in our troop neckerchiefs.
Ronald B. Oakes
Unit Commissioner, Member Roundtable Staff, Signal Hill District
Member Committee, Former Scoutmaster, Troop 91, Palatine IL
P.S. Ask me sometime about our Troop's experience with Greyhound busses,
and our cookie problems.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City