Re: OA sash
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Tue, 18 Aug 1998 11:53:49 -0400
OA sashes used to be available in 2 lengths - however - for a while
the 'scout' size was so short, that most lodges just ordered the
larger size. What we did for my son was to fold about 4-6 inches
from the center section of the sash- back inside the sash, and
pin it to the back of the sash. Shortend the sash up to a foot,
and the folded part is behind the sholder and the little extra
fold, seems to even help keep the sash from sliding forward, like
my large un-folded one seesm to .
It also seems that each time they 'change' or reorder the sashes
that are changes in lenghts. Some years back, when they had those
dump stick on arrows, even the LONG one were to short for larger
or taller adults. Adults used to have to cut the ends off their
ordeal sash to make a brotherhood sash that would fit.
Former Chief and chapter advisor 159
On Mon, 17 Aug 1998, Lisa Conatser (740) 593-1004 wrote:
> Have seen notes about washing 'em, and how and when to wear 'em.
> Anybody ever have a problem with the physical length of the OA sash, and
> is it "ok" to shorten a sash that nearly drags the ground when worn by
> the scout? Sentimental value here, of course, but it looks pretty, um,
> unusual... Probably be bad form to stuff the extra foot and a half of
> sash in your uniform pocket. Equally bad to "alter" the length? Or just
> fix it and worry if someone complains later?
> Merit badge sashes come in two lengths - anybody know about OA sashes?
> If there is more than one length, how does one go about getting one just a
> tad shorter.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City