famous fictional scouts
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@EECS.NWU.EDU)
Wed, 4 Sep 1996 11:52:57 -0500
To help you understand the direction from National, which is not ambiguous,
just listed (as usual) in several sources, the RANKS in our program are ONLY
to be worn by the boys and not adults. The second reference is the
Advancement Guidelines, which clearly states 'ranks are for the boys'. That
means quite clearly that adults (although them may have been boys once) are
not to wear the ranks.
The ONLY rank that we are allowed to wear as registered adult scouters, is
the Eagle knot IF it was earned as a youth. Remembering that we always are
setting the example, even when we think no one is looking. Wearing a BOY'S
rank that is not allowed when we are adult, and not changing it for the
Eagle Knot (which you are most obviously qualified to wear, where I am
not----the Girl Scout equivalent is not recognized for the BSA uniforms)
sets an example as well.
There are at least 2 other sources I can think of off the top, probably many
more. But, the bottom line is adults wear adult insignia, not the youth.
Kathie Cerveny Exp. Div. Service Team Chrmn.
Northwestern University Troop Committee member
2145 Sheridan Rd. Pack Committee Chairman
Evanston, IL 60208-3118 BSA Trainer
Council Executive Board
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City