Re: Wood Badge Paraphernalia
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Fri, 2 Aug 1996 23:01:25 -0500
No argument at all, Larry...Kevin Doyle found the same error and I'll copy
here what I wrote to him in reference to that same question. I found it as
soon as I turned the machine off yesterday morning (at about 3am).
>Not wanting to start an argument, because I certainly respect
>the knowledge that Mike brings to this group, but I must refer
>to the following resources:
That's what we're all SUPPOSED to do here...I'm glad you did check it as I
(and a couple others) did
>The Wood Badge may be worn with the official dress blazer of the BSA >but
not with a civilian dress blazer. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>The Insignia Guide (33064 dated 1995) states on page 27:
>"Wood Badge slide or woggle, No. 02173, trained Scouter,with Wood >Badge
neckerchief; necklace with two beads ....<snip>...<unsnip> Wood >Badge beads
are not worn on civilian clothes, dress uniform blazer, or with
As I told Kevin, the dress uniform blazer is considered a field uniform for
key volunteers and professionals at the Council or National level, and
therefore the Wood Badge would be acceptable wear with that uniform.
However, this is a call I'm going to have to make and find out for sure,
which I'll do in the middle of the coming week and by the time I get to
wherever I'm going, get connected and get back here, I'll be able to
followup on this part of the posting.
>This is the leather neckerchief slide which is presented as part of the
>Wood Badge presentation. It is recommended that this neckerchief slide >be
used whenever wearing the Wood Badge, whether you wear the Wood >Badge
neckerchief or a unit neckerchief.
Here's what I wrote in response to the same thing from Kevin Doyle:
Kevin also referenced the same information:
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>This is contrary to BSA's Cub Scout Trainer Wood Badge 1996 >Participant's
guide (1996 Printing No. 13-702).
>Page 16 - Proper Display of Regalia
>"3b. The Wood Badge Neckerchief is worn only with the woggle as a
>neckerchief slide. The Woggle is never worn with any other neckerchief."
This makes sense in the Cub Scouting side of things, whereby the ONLY
neckerchief which is permitted are the Cub Leader, WEBELOS Leader or
Wood Badge neckerchiefs. I'm sure that Cub Scouters cannot wear any other
neckerchief other than those and since those other two neckerchiefs have
distinctive slides to wear (the Cub Scout or WEBELOS neckerchief
slides are supposed to be worn with them), the Wood Badge Woggle would be
inappropriate to wear.
>And don't forget the blue and gold CSTWB participant neckerchief along
>with the green BSLT neckerchief.
I did forget it....thanks for reminding me.
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*sheepish grin* I don't know what one looks like in the back. Either one of
you can help me with this please??
Thank you very much for finding the "oops" in the posting...and for the
information on the dress uniform. I'll get in touch with the BSA uniforming
folks in the middle of next week after things slow down for me here...and
I'll post it as a followup as soon as I arrive at my next duty station.
>Just my 02 cents from the material that BSA has furnished me.
Thanks again, Kevin and Larry, for the information here. I'll check on the
"blazer uniform" thing but I'm really sure about the Cub Scouting
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