Re: OA Sash Washing
Scott Begin (sbegin@MCS.NET)
Sun, 9 Nov 1997 16:53:02 +0000
>Brian Walter <Pitchfrk@AOL.COM> wrote:
> #2 You know....I think my dirty sash means more for me and I'm more proud
>of it! Only the proffesionals who don't do any work have clean sashes.
I resent this remark.
I am not a professional, but as I inspect my sash, it is pretty clean. I
became an OA member as an adult in June 1994.
Why is my sash as clean as it is? I only wear it with my full field
Uniform, and then, only when at an OA event (Call out, the hikes sponsored
by the lodge, and when in uniform at fellowships). I'm not on any ceremony
If you think my sash is as clean because I "don't do any work," I invite
you to attend a fellowship with me. Since my ordeal, I have spent the
saturday work day of fellowships running my chain saw. If I am running a
chain saw, I absolutely do not need to be wearing a sash (safety reasons).
The past couple of fellowships I have attended, I was up early saturday
morning, NOT in uniform at all, but in work clothes getting ready for a day
of work. This often means cleaning and sharpening both chain saws I bring.
I also repeat this task at lunch so I can keep cutting as fast in the
afternoon as I did during the morning (that, and usually one saw has gotten
dull because the person running it kept cutting into the dirt, dulling it
quicker than a large piece of hardwood).
Please don't judge me by the lack of dirt on my sash. Some of us will work
hard for the thrill of doing service.
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin ASM, T-348, Oak Forest, IL Calumet Council
firstname.lastname@example.org Ordeal member, Michigamea Lodge #110
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