Re: Blue Neckerchief with World Crest
Ian N Ford FRSH (addvent@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Wed, 24 Dec 1997 16:16:51 +0000
On Wed, 24 Dec 1997, Janet-Claire Deschanel wrote:
> Hi! Janet-Claire Here!
> Our Webelos Den has recently been intrigued by a dark
> blue scout neckerchief with the World Crest patch.
> Is this an optional neckerchief that anyone can wear?
> No one at the Scout Shop seems to know, so I told
> the boys that I would ask the experts!
The neckerchief may be worn by anyone who has completed the International
Activity Award. The award is approved by your Council and is given to
members of BSA who have participated in a qualifying international
experience. This may be an international jamboree or expedition,
or may be an individual activity. Each council sets its own criteria.
For example, I had a family of two Scouters and their boys, one Tiger
and one Wolf, come to visit me in England. They took part in a World
Friendship badge course run by our County (Council) and a special
meeting with my pack. On return to USA it was approved for the Int.
Activity Award. The boys also earned the activity badge - our Cub
Scouts have activity badges similiar to the merit badges for Boy Scouts
in the BSA program - and a certificate signed by the Assistant County
Commissioner. They were not allowed to wear them on their uniforms but
they did go onto a patch vest.
It is worth remembering that if any member of the World Scout Movement is
going overseas they can obtain an International Letter of Introduction
from their home Association. In the case of BSA it is by application to
the local Council Service Center. This letter ( actually a folded card)
is recognised by local Scouting authorities as proof that the bearer is
a member in good standing.
ADC (Leader Training) Greenwich District Scout Council, London UK
District Committee,Channel District, Transatlantic Council BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City