I think I know the answer to this, but I wanted to ask in the forums anyway. I see from the Guide to Awards and Insignia, Special Regulations, that “When engaged in Scouting activities, members may wear the neckerchief with appropriate nonuniform clothing to identify them as Scouts.” My question is this: would it be appropriate to wear a neckerchief at a non-Scouting event where one will be representing Scouting, but not in a full Scout uniform?
Here is the scenario: I am the Boy Scout Chairman for The American Legion in my state. I will be providing a report from the Boy Scout Committee and presenting an Eagle Scout of the Year award at the state convention. I will be in a suit and wearing my Legion cap (hence no Scout uniform), but I want to represent that I am a Scouter.
I’ve looked over other authoritative posts on line (e.g. Yes, you can wear your Scout neckerchief with nonuniform clothing), but I don’t see where wearing a neckerchief at a non-Scouting event is addressed.
Any input is greatly appreciated!