Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Uniform HELP!
Re: Uniform HELP!
Wed, 8 Sep 1999 12:48:28 CDT
You asked us all:
>Can you wear both the Order of the Arrow membership emblem (00001)
>dangling from the pocket flap button as well as a temporary patch? I'm
>on record saying NO ... but now I can't find a definitive answer in the
Take a look at page 5, in the current BSA (Official) Insignia Guide.
There, you will find under "Temporary Insignia" the following lines:
"ONLY ONE SUCH PATCH MAY BE WORN AT A TIME. The patch is worn centered on
the right pocket and must not exceed the dimensions of the seams of the
pocket, nor extend higher than the lowest tip of the pocket flap. *It may
be either sewn or suspended from under the flap attached to the bottom* The
Progress Toward Ranks or WEBELOS Compass points emblem may be worn by a Cub
Scout or WEBELOS Cub Scout suspended from the right pocket button in
addition to sewn-on temporary insignia."
The OA Arrow emblem and the Founders' Award emblem (both ribboned pins which
are suspended from the right pocket) are NOT considered "temporary insignia"
and should be worn at the Arrowman's discretion either in the place of or
with the OA Lodge insignia. Either pin, not both, are worn by Arrowmen.
(Does anyone have a Founders' Award pin that they can scan or send me so
that I can add it to the Unofficial Insignia site? Thanks!)
Hope this helps!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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