Re: World Crest required?
Branden Morris (morris@NET1PLUS.COM)
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 15:46:36 -0500
At 12:54 PM 8/13/97 -0800, paccerelli wrote:
>Regarding the wearing of the "World Crest," on the uniform. In our
>District, Stevens, there is no such thing as voting on the Crest. The
>non-LDS troops do not allow a Scout to add the World Crest to their
>uniform until they had attended an international event.
Not trying to be a "uniform policeman," but it's pretty clear that that's
not correct. What BSA members know as the "World Crest" is really a symbol
of WOSM that all members wear in one way or another. It'd be like saying
that a Scout had to earn the American flag for his uniform.
There's a completely seperate recognition, worn as a temporary patch or
backpatch, for the international participation award.
The insignia guide (which IMO should be appended to the BSA handbook as
well as adult leader manuals, it'd make life easier) has the descriptions,
placement, and requirements (as applicable) for each.
>The LDS troops require the
>World Crest as part of the uniform. Individual Roman Catholics who are
>awarded the new "International Awareness Recognition Medallion," add the
>international patch for that award above the blue patch.
What, you mean the LDS units are doing something normal? ;)
(BTW -- it sounds like that the Catholic recognition is a temporary patch,
Yours in Scouting,
Branden Morris -- email@example.com
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