Re: Uniforming / Knots (not sash related)
G. John Marmet (GMarmet@AOL.COM)
Fri, 17 Jul 1998 10:42:49 EDT
In a message dated 98-07-16 19:48:22 EDT, you write:
<< "Also considered poor taste is the wearing of more than
15 square knots, even though the uniform shirt can
accommodate up to 18 emblems. "
Considered in poor taste by whom? Why?
In an effort to speak to a uniforming question, without having my source
directly in front of me, I would sort of quote (which is to say I remember
that this is what the book says) an old Scoutmaster's handbook (from the 50's)
in which it said that the only patch a Scoutmaster needs is his badge of
office, and that while the knots exist and you may wear them, a simple,
uncluttered uniform is to be preferred over a highly decorated one.
So, if I remember this stuff right, the answer to question 2a (considered in
poor taste by whom) is: by all those old folks who remember the old official
And the answer to question 2b (why) is that an uncluttered unifomr is to be
preferred over a highly decorated one.
But then, I don't have my book in front of me (and I wear all the knots I am
entitled to on 3 of my 5 shirts- but none of them on the other two- just cause
I haven't sewn them on yet).
Yours in Scouting,
G. John Marmet ASM
T156 Glenview Illinois
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City