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  • Special National Field Scout Commissioner

    I have seen pictures of an old position patch, Special National Field Scout Commissioner, . Does anyone know what these Special National Field Scout Commissioner did?

  • #2
    click23 - check out this site: National+Field+Scout+Commissioner&source=bl&ots=Gj rFMLLofe&sig=gLoWaVxATE5mUfPUXVndhAHk9yE&hl=en&ei= caiuScyZKpaitgfW_tWDBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum= 5&ct=result#PPA29,M1
    Its a copy of a 1920 Handbook for boys.
    Hope it helps some.


    • #3
      I'm not sure they have a defined purpose. Here's an example from Wikipedia of a case where one was appointed.

      "More troops were organized through the years, mostly organized by American missionaries and servicemen in the island. The growing number of scouts was the reason why the Rotary Club of Manila wrote to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in New York. The letter was a request to formalize Scouting in the Philippines starting with Manila.

      The BSA responded by sending Samuel W. Stagg as the special field scout commissioner to the Philippines. At the same time, Philip D. Carman, a U.S. army Major stationed in the Philippines who was on leave back in the United States, followed up the request with the BSA in New York."

      Obviously, the one pictured is from post 1970, when the insignia were changed from the old type with no position description to the ones like we have today that says "Scoutmaster," or whatever.

      Hope that helps.