Seascout-Net Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Uniforming Ribbons
Re: Uniforming Ribbons
Mon, 07 Jun 1999 07:58:51 +0000
I cast my lot with the youth... let them have their say and let their
I will withhold my own except to say let the Boy Scouts keep their
"Square Knots." Hey, aren't we sailors and know better... they're "Reef
Skipper - SSS Buccaneer
Orange County, California
Mark Ritter wrote:
> (1) I note with interest that the original proponent of the ribbon
> suggestion was a youth member, as were those in favor of it (so far).
> All those against (so far) have been adults. There have been several
> pinings for more youth participation on this list. Please...let's not
> squelch it when we get it.
> (2) Unless I'm mistaken, there are already ribbon awards that are now
> authorized for wear on Sea Scout uniforms in the U.S. Or our members
> who earn the Venturing Gold and Silver awards prohibitted from wearing
> them? The Bronze Award for Sea Scouting may be prohibited as redundant
> (on which I've no opinion), but if a Sea Scout were to earn any of the
> other 4 Bronze awards, I think wearing them is allowed.
> (3) Square knots, position patches, etc., for: Dress Blue coat, black
> shirt, 2 white shirts, 2 tan shirts... I don't know about anybody else,
> but I've gotten tired of monkeying with Square Knots and other sewn on
> patches. It's *much* easier working with my USCG Auxiliary uniforms ...
> all the insignia is pin-on. Personally, I would be opposed to replacing
> the traditional Square Knots with ribbons of different design. However,
> I would become a quick customer of the entrepenurial soul who would
> provide Square Knots of official size on custom made ribbon mounts, or
> miniature Square Knots on ribbon mounts of military size for ready
> availability of mounting bars.
> (5) The original poster didn't say where the activity participation
> ribbons are or would be worn. Everyone seems to presume these would be
> worn where we usually see military ribbons worn ... over the left
> pocket. But there is a location already authorized for wearing
> unit/district/council activity participation recognitions ... on the
> right pocket. I see no reason to object to a unit/district/council
> using ribbons for activity particpation recognitions instead of the
> traditional patches, provided they are worn in the authorized position
> on the uniform.
> Trying to keep an open mind ...
> Mark Ritter - RitterME@stny.lrun.com - Committee Member
> Sea Scout Ship 90 - The S.S.S. North Star - New Milford PA
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