I thought we were the last unit using red!
Some time long ago, going back when it was fully adult led....somebody in our unit decided to keep red loops and red numbers instead of switching to the green. Apparently i has come up more recently like within the last 2 years and the boys decided to keep red
At our last committee mtg I heard from the new SM taht we are switching to green....
I don't like the red....
and half our troop is wearing green, transfers in, new scouts, etc... we were having an ex leader make them and so they were a pain.
I'm still in blue, since the scoutshop is 45minutes in the wrong direction for me.
I have green ones on order form before I learned this...only because red weren't availble
now I need to order green numbers and trained patch!
Be advised of the following.
1) National training Committee has come out and stated it does not matter what color centennial trained patch you wear. So Cub leaders can wear the centennial tan and green and Boy Scout leaders can wear the centennial sized red on tan. So you do not need to change your trained strip once you get the POR specific training
2) When the literature came out in regards to the centennial uniforms, it stated that the older uniform items, aka "Oscar de lea Rentas" and "ODLs", and the Centennial Uniforms items were interchangeable. So you don't need to change the numbers either if you are within the same CO.
3) While now the literature shows Webelos and Cub Scout leaders wearing the white on red numbers, the literature that came out with the CUs showed everyone wearing the tan and green numbers. So if Cub leaders or Webelos are in tan and greens, they are wearing "Vintage" 2008-2009 uniforms.
4) Did they ever make the tan on red numbers? I saw one BSA flyer online for about a week that had the Cub leaders and Webelos in red numbers on a tan background.
In reference to Vintage uniforms and insignia, yep it's a pain to find the stuff. I finally gave up looking for the blue on gold CS diamond pack numbers for my wife's uniform. I went ahead and used the fully embroidered red and white numbers. Only the die hard historians will know she's wearing the wrong numbers. Yep I finally seduced her to the Dark Side again. And she's upgraded to wearing a uniform this time since she is an ADL instead of a committee member.