Re: BSA Insignia ("Taking back ranks")
Deirdre LaRock (butterbuns@EARTHLINK.COM)
Sun, 11 Aug 1996 17:42:09 -0400
Larry Heverley <ScoutStamp@AOL.COM> wrote:
><< "All badges and insignia shall remain the property of the Boy Scouts of
> America subject to recall for cause by the Corporation or its duly
> authorized representative." >>
>There's an interesting concept...not to get too far afield..but if BSA owns
>all badges and insignia, they could throw a real wrench into all collectors
>worldwide and confiscate collections, including fairly rare and valuable
Yep, and some patch traders and memorbilia collectors *have* found their
collections retrived by the BSA if the local Council considers that person
to be of somewhat a "danger" to the program or the Council's operation.
A couple of patch traders in Oklahoma and one in Oregon had their collections
seized because of their connection to some "unsavory practices" (Dee asked
me to explain that, and I told her that those guys used their patches as "come
ons" for boys and young men....)
Once again, ALL of the insignia and patches which display a BSA "emblem" (or
the wording, which is why in 1977 the BSA went this route!) are the "property
of the Corporation" (the BSA) and can be recalled at any time (for any real
reason) by the Corporation.
This does include "collectables".
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City