scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Council Merger - Uniforms
Craig M. Oakford (oakford@EARTHLINK.NET
Fri May 05 2000 - 13:05:42 CDT
I can understand why the DE would want to promote unity within the new Council.
However, badgering isn't the way to do it. My usual response to "overbearing"
type is to say, "Thanks for the idea ... suggestion, etc." As to the
appropriateness of old-style patches, I'll leave that to others. Personally, I
don't like mixed old and new uniform parts.
Alexandria Lone Scout wrote:
> Recently two local councils were merged with a new name resulting. In fact a
> smaller, very weak council was absorbed by the larger council and became one
> district of the larger ouncl instead of two smaller district of theweaker
> council. As a result a new shoulder patch was issued.
> The new district exec. assigned to the smaller former council has been
> making the rounds of the units doing intros and insisting that they update
> their uniforms. He even carriesa bag of new patcheswhich he sells at the
> trading post price. In fact he has been overbearing. There are two units
> that have proudly been using the old red-white community-state strips on
> their own hook since 1972. Apparently the DE read the riot act to the SMs in
> the troop meetings over their use of "unauthorized insignia" even though it
> is entirely proper to use such insignia.
> What is your reaction and what should the SMs that were verbally attacked
> do? What should the other unit leaders do about the older shoulder patches?
> Phil Abbey
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