Medical Officer badge of office?
Wendie Howland (WAHowland@AOL.COM)
Sat, 18 Jul 1998 18:27:41 EDT
Sheesh, you guys.... I go away to camp for a week and come back to a uniform
sash thrash. I missed you all and was hoping for more edifying reading! <G>
So I went to camp (and had a pretty good time, thanks... no homesick kids and
only one kid I wanted to murder, and that's an excellent average for a troop
of 14 boys aged 11-16). I passed the swimmer's test so I could go out to the
raft if I wanted to (too crowded with boys, but thanks anyway). Finished a
little soapstone carving I've been trying to get to for months. Saw my own kid
a bit (waterfront staff, huge, tanned and imposing. Loud whistle, too.). No
rain, but hot and humid most of the week; also the camp is in the flight path
of the local sm airport and a Beechcraft a minute during "Scout Vespers" and
all night to 11 pm is not my idea of restful. Came home with minimal tan,
moderate bugbites, and lots of dirty clothes. But I digress.... <G>
So the question before the house is: Howcum we got patches for historians and
scribes and chaplains and troop committee members and all sortsa positions...
and none for the ever-important CAMP NURSE/Medical officer??? It would seem a
good thing to make him/her more recognizable.
In addition, in our troop, a troop committee member was our health and safety
person and did a lot more work for/about the troop regarding health and safety
issues than the chaplain did about chaplain stuff (OK, OK, so it useta be me,
and our chaplain is a NICE guy, really, but we didn't see him much, our
Chartering Org is not a church).
I should think a health and safety patch would be just the thing. Being a SA
now I wouldn't wear it myself most of the time. But if I were working a non-
troop event, like a camporee or a summer cathe Troop, one for....). Any person
doing such a job should be recognizable.
ASM T44 Pocasset MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety
I useta be an Eagle...
' We used to be a Beaver and a good old Bobwhite too,
But now we've finished Foxing and we don't know what to do,
We're growing Owl and Eagle, and we can Bear no more,
So we're getting out of Gilwell while we can!'
Scouting is a way of life....oooommmmmmmmm...repeat as needed*
*Thanks, Larry Faust...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City