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    Have also heard benches called forms down south!!

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    Interesting discussion, the TSA is still the governing body not the Jamboree comittee, so I'm afraid Richard that if you look at POR (our bible) under uniforms etc they all say "group scarf" and that includesair & sea scout uniforms !!!
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    necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker necker

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    Necker, scarfs are wooley things your wear in the winter.
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    Its a neckie to us, and all groups in the area my group belongs to use that term.
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    Keith, please promise me you'll never try to emulate Trinny & Susannah.
    Dont worry Penny, I won't!
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    I'm speaking for East Lancashire and Greater Manchester North, and East, when I say that here in the North West, we call it a necker. A scarf, as people have rightly pointed out, is a wooly thing.

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    I wear a Scarf. But I do know people who wear a Necker.

    Just to be different, I do know leaders who just wear a Tie.

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    Scarf Not Necker

    We always refer to the said item as a Scarf.

    Someone related the story of an irrate parent/guardian wanting to know why
    their child was told to take off her NICKERS at a Pack/Lodge meeting.

    The problem being with the Leaders accent, Neckers sounds like Nickers.

    There after at all training events new leaders are told its always been and should be a Scarf.

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    Good to see most people refer to them as neckers

    Most of our Scouts (including the girls) would not like to think they were wearing a 'girly' scarf

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    Girlies wear scarves when it gets cold. Some even wear snoods.

    Scouts wear neckerchieves. Sometimes known as neckers or neckies.

    Guides wear blue n*ckers.

    There after at all training events
    Pahh! Those that can do the job, do it. Them what can't; TEACH.

    Right, that's upset just about everyone! Where's me coat?

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    Well from what I noticed at the Jamboree? I can say Necker to any of the 100+ UK units and they knew what I meant, most of the foreign units preferred Scarfs, the Americans (or at least Troop 104 who we were quite close with - Hi guys!) Couldn't give a damn so long as it had the stars and stripes on it ;-)

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    A necker is a type of scarf.

    Calling a necker a scarf is like calling a car a vehicle, or a jumper an item of clothing. It's correct English, but a bit vague and silly.

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    There is a bucket that sits in the corner of our store and it says on it FIRE. But actually there is sand in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRH View Post
    There is a bucket that sits in the corner of our store and it says on it FIRE. But actually there is sand in it.
    why o why did that actually make me laugh out loud

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