Seascout-Net Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: MILITARY RIBBONS ON SCOUT UNIFORMS
Re: MILITARY RIBBONS ON SCOUT UNIFORMS
Bruce Chr. Johnson
Sat, 12 Jun 1999 09:29:57 -0400
As members of the Boy Scouts of America, we are obliged to follow BSA's
rules on uniforming. Although BSA authorized returning veterans to wear
their military ribbons in February of 1945, that policy was rescinded in
the late 1970s (1978 I think). Since that time, the wearing of military
ribbon have been specifically prohibited. The following is a quote from
the current edition of BSA's _Insignia Guide_, no. 33064:
"Badges of other organizations
"The general rule is that badges awarded by organizations other than the
Boy Scouts of America may not be worn on an official uniform. This
includes military medals and service ribbons."
We do NOT have the latitude to make our own rule here.
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 13:12:56 EDT
Subject: Re: [SeaScout-NET DIGEST]
11 JUNE 1999
A lot of issues with uniforms seems to be a major topic these days and it
seems to me that each unit should decide the uniform for the type of ship.
Sail vs. power vessels have different uniforms, when the unit is on liberty
the uniform should be dress blues or whites depending on the season.
Sailing vessels the uniform should be what the weather dictates. On the
sail vessels, shorts and a polo shirt should be acceptable underway as long
as everyone dresses the same. Ships name and number or Sea Scout insignia
on the polo shirts or all three.
Officers should be allowed to wear their ribbons from the branch of the
service they were in, THEY EARNED IT!!! What ever brings in membership is
the name of the game.
Paul A. Marrs, Skipper
SSS/ USS Warrior NSY-31
Bruce Chr. Johnson 202-707-1652 (Voice)
Commodore, Sea Scouts 202-707-3959 (Fax)
Northeast Region, B.S.A.
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