> updated 30/04/09
This illustrates how the neckerchief should look with the Scout uniform; wearing it over or under the collar is
a UNIT OPTION and all members of that unit should follow the lead of its leadership.
Over or Under Collars
Neckerchiefs: Over or Under Collars?
Mark wrote and asked:
I was reading your very informative web site and I read this paragraph
"Neckerchiefs are a Troop option. If worn, the neckerchief should be worn
UNDER the collar of the uniform shirt as shown above and below.
Wood Badgers belonging to units without a designated neckerchief should
wear the Wood Badge neckerchief in the same manner as shown here."
From what I've read elsewhere, the unit has the option of rolling the shirt
collar inside and wearing the neckerchiefover the open collar. Is this
Yes, it is permissible for Scouts and Scouters to roll the shirt collar
inward and wear the neckerchief in that way. Most Scouts and Scouters wearing
a neckerchief, however, have opted to wear it the way that it is explained on
the site's page.
The information was taken from the Scout Handbook and is also found in the first part
of the BSA's Insignia (Control) Guide as well as the BSA's Administration Guide.
Thanks for asking!
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