VIII. Badges of Rank

 

 

 

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VII. Uniform
VIII. Badges of Rank
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PART VIII.

BADGES OF RANK.

GENERAL.

Property to be retained by L.A.

302.   (i)            Many of the badges described in this Part incorporate the Wolf's head or the Arrowhead and/or the words "Boy Scouts" and are accordingly protected, as in Rule 23.

(ii)         It is most desirable that, in order to be able to remove such badges on the resignation or dismissal of any Scout or Old Scout, the L.A. should retain the property of them, by not selling them to any Scout or Old Scout, but lending them to him during his tenure of the rank in question.

How obtained and issued

303.      Badges of rank are obtained from I.H.Q. and issued as follows:--

(1)        For Scouts.       By the L.A. Secretary on the recommendation of the Scoutmaster.

(2)        For Scouters and Non-executive and Honorary ranks.  By the Secretary of the L.A. or County as the case may be.  He will only issue them after the warrant has been granted by I.H.Q. or, in the case of Non-executive and Honorary ranks, when the appointment was made.

(3)        For Old Scouts.  By the L.A. Secretary on the recommendation of the Secretary of the Old Scout Branch.

General badges for Scouters, etc.

304.      (i)         Scouters and persons holding Non-executive or Honorary rank, who have made the Scout Promise in accordance with Rules 6-7 may, if they desire, wear,  in uniform, the arrowhead badge, as in Rule 311 (1) or alternatively, in the case of those connected with the Cub section of the Movement, the Wolf's head badge, as in Rule 307 (I).

(ii)         Similarly, they may, if they desire, wear in ordinary clothes, in the place of any other badge, a small Arrowhead badge in bronze or alternatively, if connected with the Cub section of the Movement, the Wolf's head badge, as described in Rules 311(2) and 307 (2), respectively.

305.      Any Scouter or person holding Non-executive or Honorary rank, irrespective of rank, may, if he desires, wear in ordinary clothes, in the place of any other badge, a small buttonhole Arrowhead badge in bronze or alternatively, if connected with the Cub section of the Movement, a bronze Wolf's head badge, both these badges being without the words "Boy Scouts."

306.      (i)         The badges of two or more ranks may not be worn at the same time.

(ii)         The uniform and badges of warranted rank, being the sign of the Chief Scout's confidence and trust, will be worn by a Scouter on all occasions when in uniform, in preference to those of any other rank he may hold in the Movement.

(iii)        No part of the Rover uniform and no Rover badges may be worn with, or added to, the uniform of a Scouter, except that a Scouter (other than a Commissioner) who is also a Rover may, if he so desire, wear at all times with his uniform as a Scouter, except on a tunic, the green shoulder straps described in Rule 316 (1).  A person holding Non-executive or Honorary rank who is also a Rover may similarly wear green shoulder straps.

(iv)        A Scouter who holds more than one warranted rank will wear the uniform and badges appropriate to the particular occasion, but where this is not practicable, the uniform and badges of the senior rank will be worn.

CUBS.

The Cub Badge

307.      A Cub wears the following badges:--

(1)        In uniform.  A Cloth badge with a Wolf's head and the words "Boy Scouts" below, worn on the front of the cap and on the left breast of the jersey.

(2)        In ordinary clothes.  A brass buttonhole form of the same badge.

Second

308.      A second wears badges as for Cub, and in addition, in uniform, one armlet of yellow llama braid, half an inch wide, above the left elbow.

Sixer

309.      A Sixer wears badges as for Cubs, but:--

(1)        In uniform.  He wears badges as for Cub, and, in addition, two yellow armlets as described in Rule 308.

(2)        In ordinary clothes.  A buttonhole badge similar to that described in Rule 307 (2), but in white metal.

Senior Sixer

310.      A Senior Sixer wears badges as for a Sixer, but with three yellow armlets.

SCOUTS.

The Scout Badge

311.     A Scout wears the following badges:--

(1)        In uniform.  A cloth badge with an Arrowhead and the words "Boy Scouts" below, worn on the centre of the left-hand pocket of the shirt or in the corresponding position on a jersey.

            (2)        In ordinary clothes.  A brass buttonhole form of the same badge.

Second

312.      A  Second wears badges as for a Scout, and, in addition, in uniform, one white llama braid vertical stripe, three inches long and half an inch wide, on the right-hand side of the Arrowhead badge.

Patrol Leader

313.      A Patrol Leader wears badges as for a Scout, but:--

(1)        In uniform.  He wears, in addition, in front of the hat, a white metal Arrowhead badge and scroll (or in the case of Sea

Scout Patrol Leaders, an Arrowhead on cap ribbon between the words "Sea" and "Scouts"), and two white stripes, as in Rule 312, one on each side of the Arrowhead badge.

(2)        In ordinary clothes.  A buttonhole badge similar to that described in Rule 311 (2), but in white metal.

Troop Leader

314.      A Troop Leader wears badges as for a Patrol Leader, but with a third white stripe under the Arrowhead badge.

ROVERS.

Rover Squire

315.      A Rover Squire who has been invested as a Scout, either on joining the Troop or in accordance with Rule 265 (ii), wears badges as for a Scout as described in Rule 311.

Rover

316.      A Rover wears the following badges:--

(1)        In uniform.  The cloth Arrowhead badge, as for Scout in Rule 311 (1), green shoulder straps with Scout badge, with the letters "R.S." superimposed, and a bar with "R.S." on the front of the hat.

(2)        In ordinary clothes.  A white metal buttonhole Arrowhead badge with the words "Boy Scouts" below, and the letters "R.S." superimposed.

Second

317.      A Second wears badges as for a Rover and, in addition, in uniform, one vertical red llama braid stripe, three inches long and half an inch wide, on the right-hand side of the Arrowhead badge.

Rover Mate

318.      A Rover Mate wears badges as for Rover, and in addition, in uniform, a white metal Arrowhead badge in front of the hat (or in the case of Rover Sea Scout Mates, the Arrowhead in addition to the words "Rover Sea Scouts") and two red stripes, as in Rule 317, one on each side of the Arrowhead badge.

Senior Rover Mate

319.      A Senior Rover Mate wears badges as for Rover Mate, but with the addition of a third red stripe under the Arrowhead badge.

SCOUTERS

Badges generally

320.      Scouters wear badges of rank as follows:--

(1)        Hat badge.        These are of three types, as shown in the illustrations.

                        Type C.             Worn in front of hat.

                        Type S.             Worn on left of hat.

                        Type R.                                     "

Sea Scouters (S. and R.) wear special cloth badges on the front of the cap.

(2)        Buttonhole badges.  These are of four types, C., S., R., and N., as shown in the illustrations.

(3)        Shoulder knot.  Worn by certain Group Scouters only, as in Rule 322.

(4)        Shoulder straps.  The Rover shoulder straps described in Rule 316 (1) are worn (but not on tunics) by D.R.S.Ls., R.S.Ls., and A.R.S.Ls. only.  See also Rule 306 (iii).

Buttonhole badges

321.      The buttonhole badges (including those made in pin or brooch form) referred to in the previous rule are primarily intended for wear in ordinary clothes, unless the badges described in Rules 304 (ii) or 305 are worn, but they may, if desired, be worn in uniform where no cloth badge is worn under Rule 304 (i).

Details of Ranks

322.      The following are the colours of hat badges, buttonhole badges and of shoulder knots (if any), of the different ranks of warranted Scouters:--

 

 

 

Rank of

 

Hat Badge & buttonhole badge.

 

 

 

Shoulder Knot

Scouter

 

 

Type

 

 

Colour

Colour

GROUP

SCOUTERS:

 

 

A.C.M.

C.

Red

---

C.M.

C.

Green

---

A.S.M.

S.

Red

Red

S.M.

S.

Green

Green

A.R.S.L.

R.

Red

Red, Yellow

And Green

R.S.L.

R.

Green

Red, Yellow

And Green

G.S.M.

S.

Green and White

White

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT

SCOUTERS:

 

 

D.C.M.

C.

White

---

D.S.M.

S.

White

---

D.R.S.L.

R.

White

Red, Yellow

And Green

 

COMMISSIONERS:      Hat badge of Type S with purple plume and buttonhole badge of   Type N., in green, with letter C superimposed.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS:      Hat badge of Type S with purple plume and buttonhole badge of   Type N., in green, with letter "C" superimposed.

   

NON-EXECUTIVE RANKS

Badges worn

323.      (i)         Non-executive ranks wear badges as described in the following rule.

(ii)         These badges, except where otherwise specified, are of Type N., coloured according to the rank and with a letter superimposed.

(iii)        They are made as buttonhole badges in metal, for use in ordinary clothes, and in cloth (except for L.A. Chairmen and Lady Worker) for wear in uniform on the centre of the left breast pocket or in the corresponding position on jerseys where no cloth badge is worn under Rule 304 (i).

(iv)        Non-executive ranks may also wear badges, as in Rules 304 (ii) or 305.

324.      The details of these badges are as follows:---

(1)        County Treasurer.          Blue with letter "T."

(2)        Count Secretary.            Blue with letter "S."  Also hat badge of Type S with blue and black plume.

(3)        L.A. Chairman.  If granted rank in accordance with Rule 140 (iii) he may wear uniform, but no special badge is provided.  If granted further rank as an Honorary Commissioner, and under the same rule, he will wear a badge as in Rule 325.

(4)        L.A. Treasurer.   Red with letter T.

(5)        L.A. Secretary.  Red with letter "S"  Also hat badge of Type S with red and black plume.

(6)        Chaplain..

                        Metal form --- green with cross superimposed.

            Cloth form --- yellow cross on green background, with Arrowhead superimposed.

            There is an alternative design for Jewish Chaplains.

(7)        Instructor.          Yellow with letter "I."  Instrructors in Sea Scout Groups wear a special form on the cap in uniform.

(8)        Examiner.         Yellow with letter "E."

(9)        Surgeon.           Badges, metal and cloth, of circular form with red cross on white ground and Arrowhead superimposed.

(10)       Lady Worker.     A metal badge only, consisting of a silver arrowhead with blue enamel stars, worn on the left breast in uniform or ordinary clothes.

HONORARY RANKS.

Badges worn

325.    (i)           Honorary ranks wear on the left breast  when in uniform a cloth and silver badge of a type and colour appropriate to the rank, and shoulder knot (if any) as for the corresponding warranted rank.

(ii)         They may also wear in ordinary clothes the buttonhole badge as for the corresponding warranted rank.

(iii)        They may also wear badges, as in Rules 304-305.

OLD SCOUTS

Badges worn

325A. An Old Scout may wear, in uniform or ordinary clothes, the Old Scout badge, or badges as for Scout in Rule 311; or if previously a Rover, badges as in Rule 316.

 

 

   

 

 


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