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    Posted 11 months ago

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    I am not sure exactly when this shirt was the official BSA shirt but it was a rather short time. Perhaps 1978-1981. I think the de la Renta uniform became official in 1981-82. This shirt shows the transition from the earlier green shirts used for over 50 years to the tan shirt.
    This shirt was made to be worn or without a neckerchief as seen in photos 1 and 2 (feel free to vote). The earlier shirts were collarless (there was also a version with a collar) so they had to be worn with the neckerchief. This shirt was a fairly radical change from the previous but basically it is the same green color and the buttons are in pretty much the same place. Aside from the top button which is set further back and buttons into a loop. Also it doesn't have the reinforced placket (that's where the button holes are). I believe this is called a French placket.
    Now for some other exciting particulars. Our scout is an Assistant Senior Patrol leader. That would be the 2nd highest rank in a troop. Troops are made up of Patrols and the highest position would be Senior Patrol Leader. Not counting the Junior Assistant Scoutmaster that is. This scout is a first class scout, a bit low in rank for an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.
    Last are belt awards. These were not popular as they were uncomfortable wear but they were around for almost 20 years. The shirt and belt awards were part of my briefcase full of scout stuff.
    Rose Bowl tomorrow we shall see what I get.

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    1. elanski elanski, 11 months ago
      I Always prefer them with the neckerchief
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 11 months ago
      I haven’t been around the Rose Bowl in years... people still finding treasures? BTW.. you have one amazing collection of “Scout” memorabilia. I believe I told you, my Brother wanted to join the Scouts, so my folks bought him the entire camping get-up. He went on one camping trip, and quit. Threw his gear in the garage, grabbed his surfboard and went back to the water. Never knew what happened to all that gear...ha!
    3. fortapache fortapache, 11 months ago
      Thank you very much elanski. A fine choice.

      Thank you very much Ms.CrystalShip. Got a feeling your parents were not too happy.

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