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The neckerchief is a part of the scouting uniform.

The neckerchief can be tied round the neck by using a reef knot, a woggle or a pin.

Although it is generally a ceremonial item, the neckerchief can also function as a practical wilderness item. Unrolled, it can be used as a triangular bandage for first aid.

In most countries each Scout Troop uses its own colour neckerchief. The colours are usually the "Troop Colours" which may have a particular historical significance to the troop or to the local community. Together with the group badge, stitched on the neckerchief, this makes the individual groups recognisable on regional, national or international events.

Neckerchiefs can also have important ceremonial functions in Scouting, for example, the 1st Gilwell Scout Group present a special neckerchief on completion of the Wood Badge.

Sources and references

Sources and references:
  • Neckerchief on (version of 29 december 2009)
  • Das on (version of 29 december 2009)