Re: Brownie Pine
Bob Costello (bobc775@HOTMAIL.COM)
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 10:14:38 PDT
Dave Weibe writes...
>While the group of Scouts from England was here in St Catharines last
>month I traded with one you lady who really wanted one of my patches.
>What I got in return was a British Brownie pin.
My questions are around the issue of trading between adults and
youth. In my council (Detroit Area Council), it has always been
explicitly stated that adults are not to trade patches with
youth. Only youth-to-youth, or adult-to-adult trading is allowed.
I am not a particularly avid patch collector, although I have been
approached from time-to-time by adults wanting particular items.
My question is, is the "no trading between adults and children"
a local thing, or is there a BAS rule, by-law, etc which addresses
it? Also, what is the reasoning behind it? I assume it is related
to youth protection, but I could be wrong. And finally on that
subject, is the prohibition international?
On a slightly different subject, Isn't the Brownie pin techinically
an award of rank (like the Scout pin)? I ask this somewhat
knowledgeably, since I have two girl scout daughters and am a
trainer for our local girl Scout council. If so, should anyone ever
trade an award of rank? I mean, if I were an Eagle scout I would
think it unconsionable to trade my eagle patch. Similarly, why would
anyone want an award they hadn't earned?
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