Re: surgical alteration of Cub Scout Belt Loops
Neal Johnson (american_kestrel@JUNO.COM)
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 17:36:06 PST
On Thu, 28 Aug 1997 19:16:13 -0500 Jim Peterson <jpeterson@TZNET.COM>
>At 12:36 PM 8/28/97 -0700, Gary wrote:
>>Susan et al:
>>On page 137 of the Weblos handbook, a 1st Class Den Cheif is wearing
>>belt loops but on what color belt,???. My son asked about it and I
>>best SMly "I dunno"
> I checked it out and those are "Skill Award" Belt loops he's
>Skill Awards were brought into the Boy Scout advancement program in
>1970's and were eliminated some time ago (I don't know exactly when.
>youth, I earned the complete set, although they were misplaced over
>years that followed. I was fortunate enought to have had the
>purchase a complete set last year at our District Awards Banquet. The
>seem a little bigger than the Cub Scout Loops, though they were a snug
>on my vintage 1971 khaki web belt.
The Skill Awards you are talking about were done away with about the time
Nationals changed the requirements for advancements in Boy Scouts.
Neal R. Johnson
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City