Dating vintage boy scout badge
With the introduction of the Switchbacks zip-off pants, the trend is towards a uniform emphasizing comfort and utility.The official policy of the BSA is that any uniform or uniform part which has ever been approved for use, is still acceptable.While all uniforms are similar in basic design, they do vary in color and detail to identify the different membership divisions of Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting and Venturing. Adults wore a Norfolk jacket with knickers or trousers. The uniform was redesigned in 1923—the coat and leggings were dropped and the neckerchief standardized.
The uniform is used to promote equality while showing individual achievement. Scouts generally wore knickers with leggings, a button-down choke-collar coat and the campaign hat.When Exploring was moved to Learning for Life in 1998, the new Venturing division used the spruce green shirt with charcoal gray pants.The uniform had, for some years, been referred to as the "field uniform", but the BSA now uses the terms "official Boy Scout uniform", "official Venturing uniform" and the like.Boy Scouting troop flags are red with white lettering over white with red lettering; Varsity Scouting team flags are orange over white with yellow lettering on both halves.Venturing crew flags are white over gold with green lettering; Sea Scouting ship flags are red over blue with white lettering.
This was done to relate those older Boy Scouts to Explorers, which wore the same uniform shirt, but by the early 1980s, the red beret and the Leadership Corps concept had been discarded.