Re: Class A Uniform
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 10:31:06 -0500
(I've crossed this posting over to the Arrow-L list because this frequently
comes up for discussion over there; I'll be happy to provide a summary once
their conversation is over (there won't be much; most Arrowmen are gone on
vacation or to the Jamboree or late camping events).
>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? And vice versa. Can he wear his OA sash over
>his shoulder while wearing his merit badge sash looped over his belt? I
>have seen this done both ways. But I don't know if there is anything
My understanding is that:
Class "A" (the full field uniform) is complete EXCEPT for the Order of the
Arrow sash UNLESS that person is participating as an escort or a special
Order of the Arrow "honor guard" during a unit, District, Council, or
national event or program. The OA pocket patch (commonly called the "flap"
for the place where it is sewn over) and/or the OA suspended Arrow pin worn
suspended from that pocket flap are the two items which should be worn with
the "Class A" uniform in all other cases.
The OA sash, despite my *personal* preferences, should NEVER be worn over
the belt, on the right side, the left side, or in back. This was something
that I did as a youth, and later as an young adult, and is not correct
according to Arrowmen on the Arrow-L list as well as some National OA
officials. It is either worn, carried in the hand, or placed away for
ceremonial and special events.
The Merit Badge sash can be displayed over the belt loop, but it's neither
official nor recommended (as a practical point, the sash is designed to be
worn; if it's not worn, it should be carried or put away.
Hope this helps out!
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