Seascout-Net Mail Archive for June of 1999: Ribbons
Wed, 02 Jun 1999 12:01:58 -0700
I am with those who believe that suggestions like this from the youth
members are entirely in order and some discussion useful.
I also would prefer that any such change be done in such a way as to
avoid confusion between military and Sea Scout ribbons. Military
ribbons, in my view simply should not be worn on Scout uniforms. Heck,
when I was in the USN, oh so many years ago, ribbons were worn only for
inspection, we didn't bother with them otherwise. Of course that was
before the Navy started passing them out like candy for exceptionally
neat text papers and such and a ribbon really meant something.
As long as we had some restrictions on how many and how long activity
ribbons (temporary) could be worn, we could avoid the objection of six
rows and we would want to design them along the lines of the knot award
that (or some other distinct format) we now use so that they are
distinctly Sea Scout and could no be readily confused with military, if
that is what the youth want, I would go along with it.
Mike Denton, Skipper
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