Re: Patch Blanket
Grant O'Neil (poneilgdo@ALPHA2.CURTIN.EDU.AU)
Thu, 7 Nov 1996 00:56:17 +0800
>My suggestion for those scouters or scouts who think they will be
>around the movement for a while, choose your material carefully,
>because a lot of thought, time, hard work and money end up on the
>blanket, so you'll want something that will stand up over time.
>They do become quite valuable. These items are also "lifted"
>from time to time, so keep an eye on it.
On the subject of blankets being lifted, I will add a warning I heard
shortly after a jamboree. Keeping in mind that the value of a blanket is in
the badges on it, not the blanket, there are those unscrupulous collectors
who will collect individual badges from others blankets. I heard that
apparently at the jamboree, some unfortunate people had the experience of
wearing their blankets for campfires and later finding that someone had
helped themselves to a badge or two by the simple method of cutting it from
the blanket with a razor while the blanket was being worn. Appalling to
think that anyone who has made the scout promise could be capable of such
things, but a significant reason why I understand that scouts attending
jamborees are now discouraged from taking campfire blankets.
Grant O'Neil _r| Ll\
Assistant Venturer Leader | |_|__\
2nd Ballajura Venturer Unit => \ |_|_ /
Swan Valley District ~~ `_'
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