scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: 3 Jobs, 1 Uniform
Anthony Mako (ajmako@NLS.NET
Thu Jun 22 2000 - 11:53:43 CDT
<Mark Gillis wrote>
I currently have three jobs, listed in order of importence (IMHO):
Scoutmaster, OA Chapter Adviser, and (because no one else would take it and
I *still* have not learned to keep my mouth shut) Roundtable Commissioner.
I have 3 jobs, but only one shirt with the proper insignia.
I am one of those kind of people who feels funny doing Scouting stuff while
not in complete (and correct) uniform. So, what do I do? get over it?
Buy 2 more shirts (shudder)?
Is it legal to "velcro" the badge of office onto the shirt? Then, I could
rip off one and slap on the other.
Hmm, do I have to buy more epalets, too?
There are three solutions to your problem:
1) Buy two more shirts to hold the proper insignia for your two other jobs
(including the silver shoulder loops). This is the most expensive way to do
things, but it provides the appropriate example and cuts down on washings.
2) Buy one more shirt, a velcro kit for your OA position and district
position, and the appropriate shoulder loops. This is less expensive than
the first, provides the appropriate example, and increases the number of
washings slightly. Technically speaking, district, council, and OA positions
should not include a troop number since they aren't troop positions. Unless
I missed it, there's nothing in the Uniform and Insignia Guide that
prohibits unit numbers for district and council positions.
3) Buy a velcro kit and the appropriate shoulder loops. This allows you to
use the same uniform for all three positions just by changing the position
patch and shoulder loops accordingly. It does, unfortunately, increase the
number of times the uniform has to be washed.
Anthony Mako, SM, Troop 381