Re: merit badge sash
Mayhew R SSgt 612AIS/INAA (mayhewr@HQ12AF3.DM.AF.MIL)
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 09:47:00 -0700
Oh, hold on....never, ever refer to a Drum & Bugle Corps as a "marching
Members of Drum Corps find that "label" offensive.
For those that may not know, a Drum & Bugle Corps, as found in within
the Drum Corps International organization, is a musical group made up of
youth ages 14-21, and are generally non-profit organizations. It is not
unlike a marching band, but the quality of music and marching are
hundreds of times better!! The Madison Scouts, as Mike referred to, is
one such Drum Corps that evolved from an Explorer Post in Madison,
Wisconsin. They are one of the best Drum Corps in the world, but are no
longer affiliated with the Boy Scouts, and as far as I know, have never
worn kilts. Mike may have confused them with the Kilties Drum & Bugle
Corps, of Racine, Wisconsin, from years gone by.
Bob Mayhew, Jr.
(Eagle '82, and DCI Top 12 Alumni!)
Catalina Council / Papago Lodge #494
The Madison Scouts is one such example. Scout members of that marching
unit wear kilts with their Scouts shirts, and have the Scout Executive's
blessing on this "uniform option"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City