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Keeping Track of the Cub Scout Neckerchief Slide

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Cub Scout neckerchief slide


How many of you have had to stop a meeting for the boys to look for a lost Cub Scout neckerchief slide?

How many of you have had to buy a replacement slide because your son lost his?

And how many of you found the lost slide after purchasing the replacement?

I have to add myself to all three of those categories!  The picture shows what we found when my Webelos and I cleaned out one of his drawers.

Recently, I was helping my Tiger Cub get ready for his meeting.  And I had a brainstorm.  It's so simple that I don't know why I didn't think of it before.

After putting the slide on the neckerchief, I tied the two ends of the neckerchief together and slid the knot up so that the slide would cover it.

Our boys usually take their neckerchiefs off whenever they're playing an active game, so we don't have to worry about the neckerchief choking the boy.

That's it!  End of worrying about lost slides.

What do you think?

Yours in Scouting,
Sherry

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Debbie

Saturday 15th of July 2017

One can also use a rubber band (much like one uses a rubber band for a pony tail) to keep the slide in place on an unknotted kerchief. If it's pulled on the band breaks (especially if you use a smaller one)

arabillie

Thursday 29th of September 2016

There is nothing in the BSA guidelines that says that you CANNOT knot a neckerchief, but the instructions given on how to wear it say to simply slide the ends of the neckerchief through the slide. And as has already been mentioned, it's much like a breakaway badge lanyard - it's the safer way to do it when you're dealing with boys being active. Since there are several safer ways (rubber bands, twisting the neckerchief, looping one end around the slide, etc.) to prevent the problem, it's better to not risk injuring a scout by knotting a neckerchief. I also like the making-your-own idea; our boys have made several slides as a pack or den that are very cute and/or nice-looking and in many cases hold better.

Nina

Monday 23rd of November 2015

My Son has that Webelos slide, it looks really old, kind of like the one in your picture. Do you know how old the Webelos slide is in your picture? I'm trying to get an idea of how old this one could be. Thanks!

Sherry

Thursday 26th of November 2015

Hi, there! Actually, it isn't that old. I think we bought it in the spring of 2012. Thanks for reading!

Dave

Sunday 8th of November 2015

Just push the tabs in on the slide... no items needed.

Sherry

Sunday 8th of November 2015

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Gary and Bonnie

Friday 4th of July 2014

We got rid of the metal BSA slide and made woggels specifically for our Den.

Sherry

Monday 7th of July 2014

Good idea!