Re: Uniform Costs
Wed, 4 Sep 1996 03:29:06 -0500
>Someone mentioned that when wearing the old uniform you must conform to the
>old insignia standards, ie. wearing the world crest only if you have earned
>it by attending a world scout function. I would seem to think that you
>should wear insignia based on the current standard in the Insignia Control
>Guide not matter which period uniform you are wearing.
That's correct. Even though you are wearing an older uniform, you have to wear
the CURRENT insignia in the current correct places. Besides, where would most
kids today get a old Council red-and-white strip or the older numbers either in
one piece or two? Same goes with the old Patrol medallions and other items.
The advisory information above also states that either insignia, if available,
should be worn by the Scout/Scouter in the correct manner on the uniform
shirt. This means that you CAN wear the 1997 National Jamboree felt patch
in the place prescribed for Jamboree patches; but you CANNOT wear a National
and World Jamboree patch at the same time as was allowed on the older uniforms.
Likewise, a youth member may choose to wear the current Eagle Scout badge
or one of several older versions of the cloth badge centered on the left pocket.
With some rather MINOR changes, the insignia placement of the "old" shirts
is the current insignia placement on the "present" shirts.
The World Crest is one of my personal pet peeves because I feel that National
REALLY made a big mistake here by letting EVERYONE wear it as a "international
brotherhood" emblem, after years of only allowing those that have
an international activity or event to wear it. However, EVERYONE is to wear
the World Crest in the place prescribed for it, and they should wear it on
old or present uniforms.
I don't want to get started with that, because I'm at work!
Thanks for asking. I'm going to cross-post this to Scouts-L because I feel
would add to the current uniforming discussion there.
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (Settummanque, the blackeagle)
Deputy Public Affairs Officer, 21st Theater Army Area Command
Kaiserslautern, Federal Republic of Germany
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