Neckerchief Set 1960s-1972
George Washington Council
Full-square or Half-square Neckerchiefs:
Ed Dworak writes about the two Commissioner neckerchiefs:
"Both neckerchiefs are the same design but the top one is a "full square" (four sided) neckerchief and the bottom one is a typical "half square" or triangle (three sided) neckerchief. They belonged to a gentleman who was Commissioner in the early 1960's. I remember trying to wear a full square neckerchief once and it was hard to fold and hard to get the neckerchief slide on but it did look nice when you wore it. One full square and triangle issue that comes to mind is the 1937 National Jamboree which has both sized issues."
"The full square (4 sided) neckerchief measures 30 inches per side. The half-square (3 sided) neckerchief measures 27 inches on the two shorter sides. Normally, the full square neckerchiefs would be double imaged and Scouts would cut them in half, making two neckerchiefs out of one. They were hard to wear. You had to first fold the neckerchief in half. Then after you rolled it it was hard to get the neckerchief slide on."
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George Washington Council Patch Collection
Neckerchiefs Row 1, columns 1-6
Neckerchiefs Row 2, columns 1,2