Re: Kente Cloth Neckerchief
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 09:45:42 -0500
Hi Vince! You have a good question:
>The 1997 BSA Catalog has listed a Kente cloth neckerchief acceptable for
>use with the uniform. "When someone does something good for the >community,
non-monetary, they are presented with a garment made of >Kente cloth. When
the grament is worn,the community knows that this >person is someone special."
This is similar to what we do when we present certificates, plaques and
awards to those within our communities for their service, strenght and
>So says the catalog. I haven't noticed anything in the Insignia Guide
>about this. Is anyone aware of any requirements, or would this be similar
>to giving a plaque?
I look at it like when I attend a Eagle Court of Honor and present a special
neckerchief to that new Eagle Scout; or when I attend a Wood Badge
presentation and present a Wood Badge pin of the "Patrol totem" of that
person to him or her.
I would hope that lots of Councils and their units use the Kente cloth to
recognize local leaders and community "movers"....it was a long time in
getting it past the "traditionalists" and it was also a long time getting it
past some National staffers that thought it was "kinda silly" to give a
neckerchief to the local Fire Chief or a police officer in a neighborhood.
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