Re: World Crest
Everett Holm (eholm@LPI.RENO.NV.US)
Thu, 5 Sep 1996 09:49:20 -0700
One more twist to the World Crest debate. I remember serving on camp staffs
with international staff members from England, Australia, South Africa, and
Japan. A common comment by these staff members was something like "Aren't we
all Scouts?" They really didn't understand why the world crest was not
standard insignia to be worn by Scouts worldwide regardless of nationality.
I happened to 'earn' the world crest by attending the Canadian Nat'l Jambo
some years ago. However, I feel it is a much better used as a symbol of the
world brotherhood of Scouting. No matter where you go in the world,
regardless of the differences in the actual uniform, if you see the Crest,
you know he/she is a Scout.
I have seen some wanting a different badge to signify int'l participation as
the World Crest used to represent. Well my response there would be you can
wear the patch from that event in the appropriate place. (World Jambo patch
above left pocket, Canadian Nat'l Jambo as a temporary patch on the left
pocket, etc.) That is enough to signify your int'l participation.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City