Re: Wood Badge Uniforming
Stan Pope (StanDCmr@AOL.COM)
Sun, 16 Feb 1997 17:51:30 -0500
Bob's WB Regalia Questions:
"I am a new Wood Badge recipient (SR-39, completed 10/96, officially
presented on 2/6/97). I now have a wonderful scarf, a leather woggle,
and a pair of beads on a leather shoelace. I attended the Boy Scout Wood
The uniforming documentation is quite sparse in the WB area. Here is what I
gleaned from a combination of written and oral (3-bead+) sources.
"I need information on appropriate uniforming; I am interested in facts
rather than opinions.
"- As I understand it, I can wear the woggle only with the scarf, the
scarf only with the woggle, and the beads with any class A uniform.."
Yes. Now, probably no one will laugh and point if you put your favorite
homemade neckerchief slid on your WB neckerchief, but they will be
uncomfortable. And their confidence in you will be shaken.
The beads may be worn, with or without the neckerchief and woggle, with the
official field uniform while serving in any program area... Cub Scouts, Boy
Scouts, Explorers, District/Council, etc.
"- Can I wear a different scarf with the beads?"
This one I've not found anyone to give an opinion on. In as much as the
beads may be worn with no scarf at all, they are not tied tightly to the
wearing of the WB Woggle / Neckerchief. This leads me to deduce that no
specific scarf is required with them. I would avoid any of the detail
arrangements, such as wrapping the thong about the neckerchief, which is
often used when combining the WB regailia. (I do, on occasion, wear my beads
with different activity scarves and have seen no raised eyebrows.)
"- I am Cub chairman. Is it OK to wear Boy Scouting Wood Badge apparel to
a Cub event?"
The CSTWB and BSLWB regalia are indistinguishable. If you closely inspect a
set of beads earned in Cub Scout Trainer Wood Badge, you will not file a
speck of BLUE on then, nor will you find a speck of RED on beads earned in
the Boy Scout Leader Wood Badge. The training they represent, while focusing
on somewhat different skill details, is still universal and (should be)
"- Most my knots have been earned as a Cub leader. Can I wear these knots
on a Boy Scout leader shirt?"
Absolutely. This is one of the reasons that knots that can be earned in
several program areas, e.g. Scouter Training Award and Scouter's Key, have
"devices" which you can attach to show which program area(s) the knot was
Anything else I can do to stir up the dust for you?
Stan Pope (Lilchpin Elangomat)
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