Re: New Insignia Guide & the Scouting Cover
Robert Gerhard (RAGerhard@AOL.COM)
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 01:32:54 -0400
In a message dated 97-10-04 02:35:01 EDT, you write:
<< >Pre-opening activity: Can you name them?
> 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.
Isn't that a Mile Swim BSA patch? Either way, it doesn't belong there.
> 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.
I see four pins under pockets, one over. Are there any rules on pins vs
patches? It's been awhile since I had to worry about that one. Even better,
open to the article and one kid has his AOL pin UPSIDE DOWN!
> 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?
I think Scouting is more concerned with the bigger picture: The Scouts
themselves. It's a wonderful story. And, as something like one in a hundred
Scouts earn it, I'd like to commend the 5 of 8 pictured who have earned their
religious awards. When you turn to the article, you see even more! Good
job, guys! Uniform issues aside, I'm proud of ya!
Pack 83, Ft. Worth, TX
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City