Re: Uniform Costs
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Wed, 4 Sep 1996 11:01:41 -0500
Major Mike wrote:
>See, since you're still a Scout, you still get to wear the Badge that "says
it all"....not like us adults...
As I have reported before, Mike, the Insignia Guide is ambiguous. In some
statements what an adult wears is clear, but on page 6 the operative phrase
is "should neither...nor " instead of "may not". The word "should" allows
room for interpretation, i. e., wearing the Eagle Patch.
I will have worn the SAME Eagle Patch (but without the silver and gold
palms) for 53 years as of next month; it goes on and comes off with the
uniform. For those who haven't been to the National Museum, that patch may
be the only opportunity for many to see one of that vintage - most don't
even know what it is until I tell them. But, most of all, that patch reminds
me of what I should live up to at all times; the message of the square knot,
comingled with others, is not the same to me.
On a non-ambiguous note, I appreciate your thoughts on the Stars and Bars.
Although I'm senior, I salute you. 8-) Adoption by tarnished groups does not
tarnish the insignia - nor does the misinformed opinion of some make it so
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City