Merit badges on the Sash
James Wellborn (wellboj@HITTER.NET)
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 19:27:14 -0400
Preface: I've checked pg 20 of the '96 printing of the Insignia Guide.
The illustration shows merit badges sewn on with the top of the sash
seam and the equitorial center of each badge alighned, i.e. squared off
when the sash is not worn. There is no written description of placement
beyond the six on the sleeve.
If the merit badges are sewn on to be squared off when the sash is worn
(making the badges squared off to the observer and wearer), they will be
at an angle to the seam and look to be on a 30 (+/-) degree decline from
left top to right bottom when it is not worn.
I dimly recall something about this being discussed a while ago. Was
the outcome, "It's the Scout's decision" or did some "official" document
show up? Summer camp Court of Honor is coming up and many new Scouts
have a batch to start with... I'm sure it'll come up.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City