Re: New Insignia Guide
Clayton J Hanson (wodencjh@JUNO.COM)
Fri, 3 Oct 1997 21:53:56 EDT
On Fri, 3 Oct 1997 12:32:07 -0400 "Stoddard, Thomas C."
>I read here about the new insignia guide, immediately called my DE who
>was able to pick up one at the scout shop and have it for me last
>at roundtable. It was interesting reading.
>Now, for you US Scouters, with proper uniforming on my mind, today I
>the Scouting Magazine. On the cover is a photo of some scouts
>an article on successful scouting in a small town. I spot at least
>three, possibly four, uniform violations from the insignia guide right
>there in this photo on the cover.
>Pre-opening activity: Can you name them?
1. The Scout in the lower left corner is wearing too many Quality Unit
awards; he should only be wearing one.
2. The Scout in the lower left corner, in addition to the Scout in the
lower right corner and the Scout second from the right in the
lower row, are wearing the "Snorkeling, BSA" patch on their merit
badge sash. That patch can only be worn on swim trunks.
3. The Scout in the lower left corner is wearing what appears to a U.S.
Army general's star.
4. The Scout second from the right in the lower row is wearing an Arrow
of Light pin above his left shirt pocket.
In addition, I believe that there is one more error:
5. All the Scouts in the lower row, save the one at the far right, in
addition to the Scouts in the back row, save the one at far left,
are wearing some unidentifiable patch which does not appear to
I'm something of a stickler for proper uniforming, and errors #1 and #2
stood out immediately when I first saw the magazine. It's very
interesting that "Scouting" printed that picture, and on its cover no
less. Would it not make sense to have pictured Scouts, except in large
group photos, follow national uniforming policies?
SPL (soon to be JASM) Troop 343
Chief of Kitsotkwa Chapter, Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge #442
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City