Re: Uniform Trivia
Lawrence E. Faust (lfaust@ATLANTIC.NET)
Tue, 1 Jul 1997 11:43:18 -0400
> Does anyone on the list know/remember what a "Den Mother" circa 1955
> uniform consist of?
According to my 1959 "Golden Book of Scouting" and my own faded memories of
Cubs in 1964, the Den Mother Uniform of that era was a yellow blouse, blue
skirt past knees, blue (leather?) belt, blue scarf (not neckerchief), and
blue "pup-tent" hat w/ gold piping & probably Cub Scout logo. CSP was white
letters on red. Standard issue blue/gold den patch.
Sounds like everything's pretty easy to get (either thrift shops/Scout
Store). However, the hat's gonna be tricky. Here's a possible solution (IF
you can stand the sacrilege): take a BSA khaki "pup-tent" hat, remove the
BSA logo, and possibly the red piping. Dye it blue to match skirt. And if
desired, sew gold piping from fabric store on hat where red piping was.
However keep in mind that, as fas as I remember, BSA policy says that the
uniform is not to be used as a costume.
Scouting is a way of life,
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