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  1. I love neckerchiefs, too. And I am so happy that National is making them larger, though I have a large supply of the vintage full-squares to wear with troop tee-shirts. I really do not care for the friendship knot. Nothing looks better than a scout wearing the neckerchief over the collar. I will say this. The neckerchief seems to be making a.big come-back among younger scouts. Every troop in our area wears neckerchiefs. The scouts wear them readily, smartly and proudly. It is rare to see a scout pulling off his neckerchief and shoving it into his pocket the second that the closing ceremony is over.
  2. That’s a super idea. When I was a scout, we wore a variety of neckerchiefs - camp,event, award, national issue troop color, vintage full-squares of various colors to troop meetings I. My buddy, who took me to my first troop meeting wore a huge, white, rayon, TMR full-square that I wanted to wear so badly.
  3. I wear the old national-issue full-squares . The ones from the 1930’s are soft as silk, cool, and so comfortable round the neck. Needless to say, they can only be worn over a tucked-in collar.
  4. Yes. I want to trade.
  5. The neckerchief, Jamboree or otherwise, is sufficient to identify scouts . In the very old days of the 1950s jamborees mothers could purchase silk scarves to wear as marks of their sons’ participation in the jamboree
  6. Never embarrassing. Always a show of pride in belonging to the greatest youth movement ever - a movement whose universal symbol is the scout neckerchief or scarf.
  7. I am a dyed-in-the-wool neckerchief nut. And I probably own more vintage neckerchiefs than anyone. So, here goes. The standard issue neckerchiefs up until the end of the 1930's were 30 x 30 inches. In the 1940's the size was reduced to 29.5 x 29 inches. The triangular - or half - neckerchief came into use in the late 1940's and by the 1950's had completely supplanted the full-squares. I love the really old full-squares. They fit today's larger scouts and scouters, and they can be used for so many purposes. The biggest international scarves that I have encountered are the Indonesian haduks. They are huge triangles and look really neat.
  8. I also love neckerchiefs and wish that more troops would bring them back, especially now that they come in a larger size. It always seemed to me that the neckerchief is the most characteristic and recognizable element of the scout uniform.
  9. Latin Scot, I love neckerchiefs, too. And I collect them. Over the years I have acquired a treasure trove of the old full-squares, especially the ones from the 1930's that are 30"x30". Scouts love it when I do a presentation on Scouting's history, using neckerchiefs from different eras, jamborees, camps and events to illustrate it.
  10. I couldn't agree with you more, Snow Owl. Leaders should always wear their neckerchiefs. The neckerchief is indeed the universal symbol of Scouting. The girls will call us back to that important truth.
  11. Now with girls joining, the debate about neckerchiefs is over. Girls love colorful kerchiefs and scarves. They will never allow BSA to ditch neckerchiefs.
  12. Hi Latin Scot, Greetings to another Knight of the Neckerchief; it's good to know that there are still some of us here in the States that have not abandoned this revered symbol of scouting all over the world. I, too, love the old full-square neckerchiefs. The first one I ever got to own was the orange and white regulation issue that was the proper color for our troop. It started me collecting, so that I now have lots and lots of these old beauties. I especially like the ones issued in the 1930's as the cotton pongee material they used then is very light, soft and absorbent as well as strong. Hopefully the neckerchief will make a comeback now that the current ones are a decent size, even if triangular. "The neckerchief is first and last a necessity." Was it James Beard that said that? Baden-Powell declared that "a scouts honor is bound up in his scarf."
  13. I always wear a neckerchief. With the new guidelines I will wear a lot of my vintage full-squares very often.
  14. August 1st is World Scout Scarf Day. What a great opportunity to wear our neckerchief with our everyday clothes in solidarity with scouts around the world. I love neckerchiefs, especially the old full-squares. I have collected dozens of them in all colors - and conditions.
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