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My den mother never looked like this . . .

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Thanks for posting that link. It seems Scouting is getting a lot of good coverage.

BTW: We had a cook at camp way back in the day that we thought looked as good as that Den Mother. I think it was a case of youthful optimism.

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Thank goodness my Den Mother didn't look like that - I would have run off screaming into the afternoon, never to return...and I liked my mother's cooking.

 

No, seriously - this is one scary looking Den Leader - though I'm sure she's a perfectly nice woman and it's all the photographers fault for making her up and posing her looking like a clown.

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That photo was from a publicity opportunity the BSA and Oscar de la Renta put on, at the time of the new uniform design. Ms. Hall is wearing the female *Boy Scouter* uniform, not with Mr. de la Renta's hat, but with the previous overseas style hat.

 

The original 1981 uniform redesign had both female Boy Scout and Cub Scout leaders in a yellow blouse. Boy Scout leaders wore green trousers/shorts/skirts. Cub Scout leaders wore blue. A couple years later was when the tan blouse, with a strong resemblance to the male shirt debuted.

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The yellow den leader shirt, depending on which batch of fabric used, was almost to by gosh entirely see through. My ex-wife always wore a white turtle neck shirt with it.

 

The slide show was nice that Time has but its caption writers have the National and World Jamborees mixed up. Those shots are from a National Jamboree. All are wearing a national Jambo patches and all are BSA.

 

When did we have blue troop numbers? In the 50's era scouts they have blue unit numbers?(This message has been edited by Nwscouter)

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"When did we have blue troop numbers? In the 50's era scouts they have blue unit numbers?"

 

Up until about 1955, we had program-specific unit numbers and council/community/state strips. This to make the different uniforms worn by members of each program.

 

Cub Scouts: yellow on blue strips & numbers

Boy scouts: red on khaki strips, white on red numbers

Explorers: brown on green strips & numbers

Air Scouts/Explorers: royal blue on sky blue strips & numbers

Sea Scouts/Explorers: white on blue & blue on white strips & numbers

 

 

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So these scouts are wearing Cub numbering on their Boy Scout Shirts? My Cub shirt in 1960 had the red and white numbers, and we have the red & white strips. Seattle and Wash. Then when I moved just north of the city when I was a Boy Scout, the top strip became Innis Arden.

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Yes, Jerry Hall from March, 1980.

 

I would not describe Ms. Hall as "scary" but the flag does appear "backwards" to me in photo.

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Wasn't Jerry Hall accused of Witchcraft sometime in the 80's or 90's? Some people said she cast a curse on the Rolling Stones and turned them all into dull, ugly, wizened, used-up old men

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"Some people said she cast a curse on the Rolling Stones and turned them all into dull, ugly, wizened, used-up old men"

 

Nah... it was the drugs. If they don't kill you you first you end up looking like Mick and Keith. Now that is a cautionary tale.

 

Hal

 

 

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