WVBeaver05 wrote:I have a copy of the '65 handbook.
What I am being asked for is current, written policy that can be used to show Scouts and leaders (specifically ones that were not involved .....uhmmm .... several years ago). I know the correct answer but it isn't an unreasonable question.
I think it is being a bit difficult to say that the picture from the current web based Insignia Guide (at Scouting.org) isn't conclusive - but we live in that kind of world today. The argument that because of the level of detail that the Uniform Inspection Sheet goes into on some items is inconsistent with not describing which shoulder the sash goes over is a better one.
I'm going to guess that the reference got dropped either as an oversight over the years or conciously because "everyone knows" where it goes. Since I don't have a copy of the printed Insignia Guide, I am hoping it spells it out clearly. Anyone have one?
If not, didn't someone here point out the problem re: arrangment of merit badges on the sash to someone at National? Anyone remember who?
Billiken wrote:.... Env. Science sewn on upside down.
Insignia Guide, No. 33066 (2009-2010 edition) wrote:Merit badges, required, cloth, silver border, Boy Scout, right sleeve, position 4 limited to six, merit badge sash, maximum of three per row as shown, no limit.... [emphasis added]
Mrw wrote:You might want to point out to anyone who thinks the left shoulder would be appropriate that this would cover the boy's rank badge. I have yet to meet a boy that would want that.
RWSmith wrote: [We can all probably credit smtroop168 for getting the "maximum of three per row as shown" added to the last edition.
smtroop168 wrote:RWSmith wrote: [We can all probably credit smtroop168 for getting the "maximum of three per row as shown" added to the last edition.
We'll see how successful I am in seeing any of my suggested revisions to the ACPP actually making the book.
lifescoutforlife wrote:I have seen the BSA sales book with a boy that has 2 camping merit badges on his sash, the first issue of Eagle Scout my son ever received on page 2 had a boy wearing his OA sash over his left shoulder. The thing that gets me is seeing boys wearing a sash on their belt and not their shoulder or wearing both sashs at the same time.
lifescoutforlife wrote:a boy wearing his OA sash over his left shoulder.
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