Cub Scout Pack
What is a Neckerchief?
The Neckerchief is the most-recognized symbol of Scouting anywhere in the world. The rolled-up triangular cloth neckwear has been a fixture of Scouting from the very beginning. It seems that Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, saw an American soldier, working as a scout for the British Army in South Africa in 1898, wearing a bandana loosely around his neck and essentially copied the pattern for the Boy Scouts. (The drawing of a mounted solider in the slideshow on this page is Baden-Powell's own drawing of that American army scout.) In that sense, you can say that the Neckerchief is an American invention!
Why wear a Neckerchief?
What's a Woggle?
The "woggle" is the slide part that holds the Neckerchief together. These can be purchased, and many Packs and Troops have activities to make custom woggles.