Re: Uniforming standards
Bruce C Johnson (email@example.com)
Wed, 26 Mar 1997 10:55:23 -0500
That was part of the agreement between BSA and Navy (courtesy of T.J.
Keane) that Sea Scouts would modify their uniforms to make the chance that
they would be confused with the Navy less likely. The elements that BSA
specifically committed to were:
o The third stripe would be removed from the dress blue cuffs and flaps;
o Admiralty blue (instead of black) cravats would be used;
o Sea Scouting insignia would be employed.
As I understand it, it is a violation of federal law for non-U.S. naval
personnel to wear the black cravat. (Oh yes, Roger Crossland wrote me
privately to correct me. The cravats are black, not navy blue ... although
for all intents and purposes, navy blue and black are essentially the
same.) I too have seen Sea Scouts wearing the black cravat. That is not
PS: Oh yes. I have also seen several Sea Scout leaders over the years who
wear cuff braid. This practice was discontinued in 1941. It IS
permissible for Sea Scouting leaders to continue to wear cuff braid, but
only in the following circumstance:
a) They were active in Sea Scouting prior to 1941;
b) They are still serving in the same capacity as they were in 1941; and
c) Their pre-1941 uniform is still servicable.
I know of few who meet those circumstances.
>>Eric Kozowski (firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
Wed, 26 Mar 1997 07:38:35 -0800 (PST)
I'm curious -- why is the "Navy blue" (really black) tie prohibited? My
Ship, and every other Ship in this council that wears dress blues, has
always worn black ties. IMO, the "Admiralty blue" ties look horrible.
Skipper, SSS601 "City of Roses"