scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: One Less Thing....and some other information:
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blackeagle@SCOUTER.NET
Wed Nov 17 1999 - 19:14:20 CST
One of my "whiteboard projects" was to create a site to support Scouts and
Scouters whom are members of the BSA's world wide Direct Service Council
(DSC). The premise was to provide additional information about the Council
that many Scouters wanted or needed.
Well...in working on yet another project (the update to BECKI - BSA
Electronic Council Key Information), I ran across the following URL:
It's a BSA-managed site, and the link to Deb Pryor works sometimes and
sometimes it doesn't.
My note to myself is " Still, go ahead and create an unofficial DSC
site....But...make sure that everyone knows that there's an *official* site
made just for them!
A couple other things:
*the BSA's National Uniform and Insignia Committee meets soon and among the
things they are being asked to provide final approval on is a new square
knot for Venturing Silver Award holders, some discussion on a knot emblem to
represent those holders of the Congressional and other non-BSA awards, and
the WEBELOS badge colors thing will be discussed again...(currently the 20
activity badges that WEBELOS Cub Scouts can earn are either worn on the blue
part of the WEBELOS Cub Scout hat or are worn on the red, green and gold
(yellow) WEBELOS badge colors. Many "traditionalists" didn't like the
badges worn on the hat because it gives the appearance of a "hat pin
collectors' hat"; many parents wanted to save their son's uniform shirts and
WEBELOS Badge colors from being torn off the shirt during rough play by
young boys as well as the new pins (the military-style post and clutch pins)
chafing and in some cases, cutting the shoulder when worn).
The Committee has been looking into variations of the activity badges --
belt loops, segmented patches and a large patch to be worn on the right
pocket or suspended from the right pocket to which the metallic pins can be
attached. We'll see what if anything is decided upon.
There are some other items on their agenda -- new patches for Venturing
adults (the current youth patches have a white background; the current adult
patches have a red background...consistancy, perhaps?? *heheheehee*) and
some discussion on promotion of BSA 90 (the 90th birthday of the BSA in
Feburary) with uniform and insignia items. But those are the biggies.
Some other Scouter posted over to the US Scouting Service Project that he
understood the new Venturing Silver Award knot will be silver on a white and
green background, which makes perfect sense seeing how this is an award to
be presented to both Sea Scouts and Venturers (with two different uniforms).
To make the knot "stand out", a compromise design was chosen to highlight
the emblem on the Sea Scout whites and the Venturing kelly green. I haven't
seen the final design...I'm waiting like everyone else.....but as soon as
it's released and I get a copy of the scan or the actual knot emblem, I'll
post it and share it with everyone here and elsewhere!
*The BSA Supply Division's national distribution center will be CLOSED from
December 10th, 1999 to January 4, 2000.
NO ORDERS WILL BE PROCESSED AFTER DECEMBER 10th. My best guess why is the
same reasoning that other business are either scaling back or shutting down
during that time... inventory?? *smiling*
Hope this information helps those Scouters planning or hoping (like I am!)
that the new year brings additional items for our membership and those
adults supporting them to wear and use to promote Scouting in the United States!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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