There is great significance and meaning in our Troop neckerchief. Take the time to understand its meaning and wear it proudly with the corresponding turkshead knot woggle shown below. The following in an explanation of each feature on the neckerchief:
Colors – The colors of Blue, White and Yellow represent the following:
Blue: The color associated with our Blessed Mother, Mary.
Blue & White: The colors long associated with St. Columbkille Parish/School.
Yellow & White: These are the colors associated with the Vatican City/State flag and are the colors on the lanyards for the Catholic Religious Emblems: Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII and St. George.
Troop 13 – Our Troop number has been the long standing number assigned to St. Columbkille Pack & Troop. It was requested to keep this number upon or re-charter in 2019 to keep continuity with our past and to pay tribute to our Blessed Mother, Mary who appeared to the children in Fatima on May 13th, 1917 and on the 13th of each month through October 13th, 1917.
St. Columbkille, Dubuque, IA – This information is placed on our neckerchief to show other Scouts and non-Scouts that we are chartered by the Parish of St. Columbkille in Dubuque, IA and we exist to support the mission to the youth in our parish and community.
The intertwined A&M Emblem – This has been a long standing symbol of Our Blessed Mother in the history of the Church. The intertwined A&M stand for the Latin words, Ave Maria or "Hail Mary". This is our prayer that Our Blessed Mother will always protect us from all evil and guide us closer to her Son, Jesus.
The First Class Scout Emblem: There is significant symbolism in the First Class rank. It is a combination of the Tenderfoot and Second Class ranks, and appears within the Star and Life ranks as well (superimposed over a star and a heart, respectively).
This emblem represents a complete outdoors-man, a Scout who is prepared with a full set of skills and is ready to assume leadership roles and go on high adventure activities.
To see how the neckerchief should be wrapped and worn with your Boy Scout uniform, you can watch a short video by following the link below. All Troop 13 Boy Scouts will wear the neckerchief over their shirt collar.
This is the official Troop 13 woggle that contains the colors of Blue, White and Yellow to represent: The Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Columbkille Church and the Universal Church.
On the front of the Class B shirt will match the design layout of the Troop neckerchief. On the back of the shirt will be the Boy Scout Oath.
The intertwined A&M stand for the Latin words, Ave Maria or "Hail Mary". This is our prayer that Our Blessed Mother will always protect us from all evil and guide us closer to her Son, Jesus.
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