Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU)
Thu, 9 Jul 1998 19:55:19 +0100
>At 11:37 AM 7/9/98 -0700,Kevin Woods wrote:
>>I have seen units that have something close to a flag, but more like a
>>banner that has their Charter Organization name or symbol on it along with
>>the troop number and town/city.
Mark Arend replied:
>Of course, the standard Troop flag can have the name of the Charter
>Organization on it.
>>It is not quite the same size as a official troop flag and has been used in
>>parades, displays or entrances to campsite.
(lots of snips)
EUREKA AND AHA!
I knew getting old would pay off sometime! If my memory holds true (and we
should all take that with a good measure of doubt) could Kevin be talking
about a "field flag"? They were offered in the BSA catalogue in years past
and were about 18 X 24 inches in size and meant for carrying in the field
when the larger troop flag was too cumbersome. If I remember correctly,
they may have had a "dagged" or "chevron" end. Usually they simply had a
BSA emblem and the troop number. C'mon, many....and let me say this with
emphasis, MANY of you old coots are WAY older than I am. Don't you
remember these? We tried to order one a couple of years back and the scout
shop said they were a discontinued item. Too bad....we always carry our
flag to retreats and flagraising at district events and sometimes,
depending on weather, it's kinda a pain in the
BLUE SKIES!, Any day above ground is a good day!
Jim Peterson Eagle class of '63
BS RT Comm, Pelathe Dist
Heart of America Council Brotherhood, Tamegonit Lodge
ASM, T-55, Lawrence, Kansas Mic-O-Say: HW "Shieldmaker"
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