Re: Class A Uniform
Branden Morris (morris@NET1PLUS.COM)
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 07:59:04 -0500
At 08:23 AM 7/30/97 -0400, Chuck May wrote:
>Here are the short answers:
>> When a Scout wears his class A uniform on formal events, this includes
>> wearing his merit badge sash over his shoulder. Can he also wear his OA
>> sash looped over his belt?
Correct - The OA sash, according to the OA handbook and Insignia Guide,
specifically isn't worn on the belt.
>> I have seen this done both ways. But I don't know if there is anything
There is -- the Insignia Guide, or the OA Handbook.
>Both are quite common (especially the OA sash on the belt), but also quite
>wrong. If you must wear both sashes, wear the OA sash over the merit badge
Not true. You wear one or the other. Check the Insignia Guide.
>However, remember that the OA sash is only supposed to be worn at OA
>functions, or when representing OA. It should not normally be worn at
>courts of honor, etc.
True. My rule of thumb is if I need to stop and think about it, I
shouldn't. You typically primarily show your OA membership with the arrow
ribbon, and/or lodge flap.
>There are relatively few occasions when both would be
Actually, there are no occassions where both sashes should be worn together.
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