scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Patch Approval
Jim Sleezer (jhs8@OKSTATE.EDU
Mon Jun 26 2000 - 13:30:51 CDT
Re: Henry Mowry's comment on assuring that council name is spelled
correctly, we ended up with 50 fiftieth anniversary belt buckles with Will
Rogers' name mispelled. I'm told it was a supplier error and that 50
replacements with the name correctly spelled were provided at no additional
Personally, I favor running patches past the council office for approval.
In a previous council, the director of camping and activities did the
signoff based on a checklist developed by the council activities committee,
endorsed by the camping committee, and approved by the executive board. If
you were planning an activity, you got a copy of the checklist which you
could use to assure that your patch, if you chose to have one, would be
approved. The only rejections I know of were when there were copyright
questions that could not be resolved.
Another thing that helped this process be useful was that approval was
always within 72 hours. If the DCA wasn't available, there was always a
designee to get the ok. If there were any questions, there was always a
call to resolve the problem. The result was a lot of good looking patches
and several really outstanding creations. And, if you followed the
schedule for lead time, patches were always received in time for the event.