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  1. I love the old full-squares.
  2. You have a wonderful son.
  3. I would never be without a neckerchief and I much prefer to wear mine over the collar.
  4. I also love neckerchiefs and have several hundred in my collection. I especially love the vintage full-squares. I have a lot of dupes and would gladly send them to a fellow neckerchief fan.
  5. I also love neckerchiefs and have a huge collection. I especially like the vintage full-square neckerchiefs.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Yes. I want to trade.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Now with girls joining, the debate about neckerchiefs is over. Girls love colorful kerchiefs and scarves. They will never allow BSA to ditch neckerchiefs.
  17. 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 st
  18. I always wear a neckerchief. With the new guidelines I will wear a lot of my vintage full-squares very often.
  19. 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.
  20. Yesterday was World Scout Neckerchief Day. Thousands of Scouts and former Scouts from all over the globe wore their neckerchiefs all day - to work, to school, to shops. From all around the world, except from the USA. American Scouts have rejected, discarded, reviled the scarf that is the universal symbol of the Scouting movement. What a shame! What a betrayal!
  21. There is one part of the uniform that identifies Scouts - boys and girls, men and women - immediately and clearly everywhere in the world, and that is the neckerchief. It is THE symbol of Scouting world-wide, so much so that Scouts all over the globe are once again observing World Scout Scarf Day on August 1st. Scouts and former scouts from every country are proudly wearing their neckerchiefs all day. What a shame that American Scouts are increasingly out of step as they abandon the neckerchief.
  22. Mike, I believe that your estimate is correct. I would say that the neckerchiefs you describe date from about 1926 to about 1932. They are real beauties. I have a ton of the old full-squares, most from the 1930's. If you ever want some more send me a private message,letr me know as I am getting older and looking for good homes for them. Ed
  23. Full square neckerchiefs for sure, made of the old, super-soft cotton as the original Norman Rockwell type. And collarless shirts.
  24. You are so right, resqman. A necker IS scouting. Develop the habit with the cubs and it will carry through their scouting career. New cubs are most often thrilled to be invested with the neckerchief, and they want to wear it. We should help them understand that the neckerchief is the universal symbol of Scouting, and that brothers and sisters all over the world wear their neckers proudly. They trade and exchange neckerchiefs with other Scouts. The neckerchief should never have been made optional.
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