BSA Field Uniform for COR
A BSA field uniform with silver shoulder loops and chartered organization representative badge of office (Item 490)
Guide to Awards and Insignia, 2018, Universal and nonunit insignia. p. 69, p. 80 2016
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Chartered Organization Representative are council (and district) Scouters. When wearing the silver shoulder loops for council/district employees and volunteer leaders and Chartered Organization Representative position badge (No. 490) I believe they should not be wearing unit numbers on their field uniform shirt sleeve. .Is there an authoritative document stating that they may wear unit numbers?
(In my district we have some organizations tha…
I don’t think I have ever run into a Chartered Organization Rep in uniform.
I agree with you that CORs are not expected to wear unit numbers on their uniforms shirts, and they are probably not supposed to do so. In places where I’ve been active in Scouting, there were very few CORs that were engaged with their units, and, consequently, very few who ever appeared in uniform. When a COR is frequently seen in uniform, s/he is usually deeply involved with his or her unit(s), and all the ones I can recall seeing or knowing wore the unit numbers on their uniforms. Whil…
COR uniform and non-uniform clothing
Thank you for your research and reply. I am finding the samethings that you did.
The organization chart in the Cub Scout Leader Book (2018), p. 26, shows the charter organization and chartered organization representative (COR) above the pack committee.
A COR has job duties and may have functional roles at the unit, chartered organization, district and council levels. Depending on how the local council is organized the COR may also have a role at t…
YMMV. If you go to roundtable in my district, you’ll see plenty of CORs in uniform. My predecessor as COR for our troop is still an active leader – he camps with us every month, and has even done Philmont with our crew twice.
Our COR covers multiple troops and our Pack. I was thinking of giving him a uniform with all patches sewn on as a thank you for over a decade of service. Because the gift is coming from the Pack, I would have the Pack 110 white on red sewn on the uniform. He is also COR for Troop 110 Boys and Troop 110 Girls. Your thoughts?
In case it helps with your deliberations, I use tan Velcro for a number of patches on my uniform blouse. You might be able to do something similar with the unit numbers if you wished (one set of white on red, one set of forest on khaki, both on hook-side backing).
In order to wear a BSA uniform the COR needs to be a registered member in good standing. A retired COR may not be registered.
CORs do not normally wear unit numbers. (The one exception I can think of is the Woodbadge unit 1 neckerchief.)
May I suggest a certificate with the insignia mounted around it in a over-sized photo frame be given instead. The BSA Scout Shop sells a Boy Scout Award Frame:
Item 17667, 16" x 22"
Per the use of uniform paragraph in the rules and regulations:
I agree with the suggestion
@Bill_W that a framed display would make a much better recognition item than a uniform with lots of position patches sewn onto it. You could then include all the unit numerals in appropriate color combinations for the units the COR has served. It would allow you to organize the appearance of your gift to the COR far better than a sleeve of a uniform shirt would.
The COR is not retiring, he is still active.I never stated he was not in good standing. I never stated that he is retiring. He is in good standing with current YPT and fully position trained. It is more a celebration of a decade of service, I doubt the Troops that he sponsors will recognize him. I also think this is a way to be more inviting to participate with the Pack.
Peter and Bill,
I disagree with your assessment of a framed display, we live in tiny apartments no storage this item would m…
Scott, my apologies for making a false assumption that the COR was retiring as COR. I also never wrote or implied that the COR was not in good standing. I was only quoting BSA national policy.
For a compact gift may I suggest a special neckerchief with the charter organization name and pack white on red unit numbers on it? The
International Adult Neckerchief , SKU: 611547, appears to have room above the embroidered emblem.
Per the Guide to Awards and Insignia (2018),…
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