Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Uniform Name-Tags
Terence M Lynch
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 08:23:04 EST
At our troop committee meeting last night we had a discussion regarding
name-tags. The discussion started off geared towards getting name-tags for
the adults in the troop. Then somebody mentioned getting some for the boys
as well. The pro's are that any new Scouts would have a much easier time
learning the names of the boys in their patrol, their SPL's name and such.
We talked about how a "pinned" on name tag could either a.) fall off in
times of activity, or b.) injure the boy if he got stuck with a pin. So we
discussed cloth name-tags, embroidering the names on a strip of cloth and
sewing that onto the uniform.
I have two questions for the list. First, are we 'allowed' to sew cloth
name-tags of the BSA uniform? And secondly, is that a wise thing? It was
brought up that you might not want everybody and anybody in a public place
being able to call the boy by his first name. (We all agreed that first and
last names wouldn't be appropriate).
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.......
And now for the plug. As I haven't posted to the list in a while, I'll
mention it now. I work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) in the Aircraft Operations Center, at MacDill AFB in
Tampa. If y'all ever have a Scout troop in the Tampa/St. Pete area and
would like a tour of our (NOAA's) aircraft, give me a call. I love showing
off our planes, especially to scout groups! Hangared at MacDill we have the
two Hurricane Hunter P-3's, our new G-IV that we use for hurricane
surveillance, and a half dozen other light aircraft. The base has allowed
my troop to camp overnight a few times and I suspect that we could set that
up for other troops as well.
St. Petersburg, Florida
NOAA/AOC/Science & Engineering Division
PO Box 6829
7917 Hangar Loop Drive, Hangar #5
MacDill AFB, FL 33608-3045
(813) 828-3310 x3045
(813) 828-5061 Fax