Re: Class A Uniform
Len Christiansen (lrchristiansen@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 07:37:21 -0500
Hudy, Keith wrote:
> 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
> sash looped over his belt? And vice versa. Can he wear his OA sash
> his shoulder while wearing his merit badge sash looped over his belt?
> have seen this done both ways. But I don't know if there is anything
Officially, the OA sash and the merit badge sash are not both worn
together. This makes a lot of sense since both are designed to be worn
over the right sholder and one would cover, at least parts, of the
other. Also, the lodge flap is visible evedence of OA membership.
Therefore, it is unnecessary to wear both the OA sash and the merit
But what about the small Scout whose maerit badge sash covers both
pockets of the uniform shirt? You don't really have to be that small for
the mb sash to cover the right pocket flap.
In my council and in my troop the Scouts who are OA members wear their
OA sash on the shoulder and the mb sash on their belt during formal
occasions. I don't encourage the practice; I don't teach the practice;
but I do not discourage it, either. As a matter of fact, I think it
looks rather sharp! Let them be proud of their accomplishments and show
It seems to me that "uniform" can be applied on a troop scale. As long
as all Scouts in the troop wear their uniforms uniformly, they are in
uniform. This has been the practice regarding neckerchiefs for a long
SA Troop 292, Mobile, AL ...I used to be an eagle (SR-101-14)!
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