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    Scout Group Colours

    I heard during a discussion last week that each group when opened is assigned 3 colours which they can use for their neckerchiefs and the like. I suppose what I am asking is two things: Is this true? and, How do I find out what my groups assigned colours are?

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    This is news to me, as groups can and do change their neckers. I thought the only guidance was that ideally they should be unique in the district, but that doesn’t work when districts were merged.
    Our neckers are yellow with green trim when we were choosing t-shirts we chose purple as it is a scouty colour.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ste jay View Post
    I heard during a discussion last week that each group when opened is assigned 3 colours which they can use for their neckerchiefs and the like. I suppose what I am asking is two things: Is this true? and, How do I find out what my groups assigned colours are?
    Talk to your district. I've never heard of assigned colours, but I've only ever been involved in one district, we all have our necker colours, and some are rather close as it happens (two close shades of yellow), but that's that.
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    I suspect that to prevent the problem of duplication some Districts have taken it upon themselves to allocate colours to new groups. May be useful if the District was massive and no written record of what is in use is passed around. It may also work if all sections are starting and they cannot agree on colours.

    In most Districts however, you can just talk to one another and find out what is in use and tell the District what you have opted for.

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    Also....

    Rule 10.27 Identifying Group, Explorer Scout Unit and Scout Network Scarves
    a. Scarves worn by Members of a Scout Group as part of the appropriate uniform must all be of the
    same colour(s).
    b. The colour(s) are chosen by the Group Scouters' Meeting, subject to the approval of the District
    Commissioner and the District Executive Committee.
    c. Groups in the same District should wear scarves of different colours if this is possible.
    d. Explorer Scout Unit scarves may be chosen by the Explorer Scout Unit subject to the approval of
    the District Commissioner and the District Executive Committee.
    e. District Scout Network scarves may be chosen by the Scout Network members with the approval
    of the District Commissioner and the District Executive Committee.
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    Thanks all for your replies and help.

    I suspected this was not an official thing and was someone 'spouting off' in an attempt to sound knowledgeable.

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    Well I've heard that our Group's original scarf colour (from 1908) was navy blue, which was changed to half navy blue / half old gold in 1958 (golden anniversary). In 2008, we changed again to navy blue with an old gold edging, which although it does look very nice when rolled properly...often isn't rolled properly at all. :P Also when rolled it's too thick to properly fit through most woggles. xD
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