scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: World Conservation Award
Mark Adkins (Madkins007@HOME.COM
Fri Nov 12 1999 - 12:56:23 CST
Not to play "uniform cops" or anything, but according to the Insignia Guide,
the World Conservation Award (WCA) is worn by either Cub Scouts (Cub Scout
WCA, p. 19), or Boy Scouts and Explorers (Boy Scout WCA). It is not listed
for wear by adults.
Besides which, there is no way for the adults to actually earn the award as
an adult, and if earned as a youth it falls into one of two categories:
either it was a youth achievement, and adults can only wear a few of these
on their uniforms- and then only as knots (Uniform Guide, p. 5), or it was a
temporary patch and it seems a bit odd for adults to wear a temp that they
earned that long ago!
In our local Scout Shop (where I work part time), we would have given you a
different answer than your council did.
Now- I applaud the adults who wish to show solidarity and support by wearing
these, but it seems to me that since the youth did the work, they and only
they should wear the patch.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sharon Hill <avonhill@HOME.COM>
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 1999 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: World Conservation Award
> There has been alot of spectulation on this subject. I was told I cannot
> wear the badge because it was a scout achievement. When I went to council
> to order them they said yes. My assistant leader, the boys, and I wear
> on the right pocket. It is a temporary badge.
> Central NJ Council
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