View Poll Results: Necker or Scarf?

Voters
81. You may not vote on this poll
  • Necker (or neckerchief)

    58 71.60%
  • Scarf

    23 28.40%
Page 1 of 11 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 160

Thread: Necker or Scarf

  1. #1
    GSL & AESL shiftypete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    12,424
    Thanks
    3,589
    Thanked 1,196 Times in 793 Posts

    Necker or Scarf

    What term do you use for the Uniform item worn around the neck

    scarf or necker (neckerchief)?

    Peter Andrews ESL of Headingley Pirates ESU, Group Scout Leader & Webmaster of Falkoner Scout Group
    www.falkonerscouts.org.uk

    Previous Scouting Roles
    2003 - 2013 ABSL
    2017-2018 AGSL

    Wike, North Leeds District Campsite - www.wikecampsite.org.uk
    www.leeds-solar.co.uk
    Please note all views expressed are my own and not those of any organisation I'm associated with

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,654
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Puhhh

    This splits the tehnically correct ones away from the slang ones :p

  3. #3
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    654
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Neckerchief obviously. Scarf is a generic word, Neckerchief is item specific.

  4. #4
    DESC - Richmond RichmondDESC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Twickenham
    Posts
    255
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Scarf obviously. Neckerchief is a long word. Scarf is easy to spell.
    You are only young once - but you can be immature forever!

  5. #5
    Senior Moments Penny E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chesham, Bucks
    Posts
    2,406
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked 152 Times in 74 Posts
    This is from Scouting for Boys, (1956 edition):

    "Then the scarf, which is folded into a triangle with the point at the back of the neck. Every Group has it's own scarf colour, and as the honour of your Group is bound up in the scarf, you must be very careful to keep it clean and tidy. ... The scarf is very useful for an emergency bandage or making a ladder, etc."

    Scarf every time for me!
    Last edited by Penny E; 15-07-2007 at 03:40 PM.

  6. #6
    Member of 9th Irene BOAST jediwannabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    1,023
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Scarf is the only word used in South Africa.
    Assistant Troop Scouter for 9th Irene Air Scouts
    Developer for the Infinitas CMS

  7. #7
    Senior Moments Penny E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chesham, Bucks
    Posts
    2,406
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked 152 Times in 74 Posts
    Having nothing better to do as it's raining again (), I came across this on Scoutbase:

    http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/...s/fs145003.pdf

    Originally it was called a neckerchief, but this changed to scarf sometime between 1912 and 1919.

  8. #8
    Escouts Award Team Member marcus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Egremont, Cumbria
    Posts
    747
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I'd use either, plus necker & neckie
    Chaos, Panic, Disorder... My Work Here Is Done

    Marcus Coupe

    SSAGO|Western Lakes District

    (Please note that these responses are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of the institutions to which I am linked)

  9. #9
    Escouts Management Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Huddersfield
    Posts
    3,237
    Thanks
    118
    Thanked 49 Times in 24 Posts
    its a necker!!!!

    Daniel

    Explorer Scout Leader | Group Trustee
    4th Huddersfield Golcar Scout Group
    4thgolcar.org.uk
    District Media Development Manager
    Huddersfield South West
    hswscouts.org.uk



  10. #10
    Senior Member big chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    12,213
    Thanks
    1,842
    Thanked 3,334 Times in 1,436 Posts
    scarf... i never hear necker in london or the south east. scarf scarf scarf

  11. #11
    Senior Member chrisp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    435
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    When I was a Scout in Surrey, it was always a scarf. When I moved to Bath and became a leader, it was always a Neckerchief. I've now moved back to Surrey and am totally confused by what it should be. Hopefully this poll will help clear things up!

  12. #12
    Assistant Beaver Leader Keith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ingleby Barwick, England
    Posts
    3,739
    Thanks
    135
    Thanked 121 Times in 87 Posts
    Is a necker! Anyone who thinks its a scarf should get their winter scarf out and compare them.
    Keith "Hawkeye"
    (Acting) Beaver Scout Section Leader (Woodbadge)
    Group Executive Committee Member
    Group Badge Secretary
    Group Web Manager
    Fundraising Co-ordinator - Group Family Camp 2018
    1st Ingleby Barwick (St Francis) Scout Group



    https://www.inglebybarwickscouts.org.uk


    WE NEED MORE ADULT VOLUNTEERS!
    Volunteer at 1st Ingleby Barwick Scout Group
    Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders, Sectional Assistants, Occasional Helpers, etc.


  13. #13
    Senior Member kira's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kernow
    Posts
    368
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    i call it both, but usually necker

  14. #14
    Member Kinder 2HG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Only ever known it as a neckerchief, same as I did when I had one in Guides ?? years ago.

  15. #15
    Escouts Team mattcollins171's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Alton
    Posts
    1,582
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 18 Times in 13 Posts
    NECKER

    A scarf is the thing that Tom Baker wears.

Similar Threads

  1. UK necker or group necker?
    By splogg in forum Scouting Talk
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 19-01-2013, 06:36 PM
  2. World Scout Necker/Scarf Day
    By RedCoat in forum Scouting Talk
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 31-07-2012, 03:14 PM
  3. Put a scarf on it
    By marcush in forum Scouting Talk
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 23-02-2011, 12:01 AM
  4. Where can I get a embroidered Scarf/ necker?
    By kezzy in forum Scouting Talk
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-10-2009, 02:40 PM
  5. Necker/Scarf
    By Testarossa in forum Scouting Talk
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16-08-2007, 03:19 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •