Seascout-Net Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: RIBBONS MILITARY OR OTHERWISE!
Re: RIBBONS MILITARY OR OTHERWISE!
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 21:44:37 -0700
Robert's message begs a reply, I'm certain that I am not alone in this. . .
Firstly, as Bruce Johnson has already pointed out, there are specific rules for
uniform "attachments". If we all just made up our own informing rules, then
there would be even less continuity in the program.
Robert, how would you feel if I saw fit in my Ship to use the Eagle award
badge/medal as . . . oh lets say "Perfect Attendance" award and the
Quartermaster as . . . "Goof of the Cruise"? As a Quartermaster myself, I would
be very very upset. Much the same as a vet would be of our use of military
Now I realize that what is/was being talked about was military ribbons, so
perhaps I should use the ribbon for the "Congressional Medal of Honor" in place
of either. Or the "Vietnam Campaign" or, well you get the point.
If military ribbons and badges are allowed to be used, who is going to regulate
how and when used?
Now as far as the comment ". . . must be also afraid that the ideals and theory
of sea scouting will also go out the window . . ." Perhaps that is the problem
here. The ideals and theory of Scouting are not to prepare one for military
service! Often preparation for military service is a extra benefit of the
I for one am not nor have ever been involved with a unit with a military bend to
it. However, I am very familiar with several and they run very good units, just
like we do. If one of our crew wanted valuable military preparation, I would
suggest that they join the local Sea Cadet Corps as they are very good at that. .
. while we are very good at what we do.
Hey, I just had a brainstorm . . . Robert, when you join the military, why not
just place your Eagle and Quartermaster on the uniform and smile!
Hope I have not stepped on to too many egos.
Albatross, Ventura County Council CA
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