Dear Ontario Master Guides, OCAC /OCPC/OCMGC Executive Committee members, Adventurer/Pathfinder club directors and staff,
Special greetings to all!
Whereas, the North American Division Youth Department has made an action back in 2012 that “the Master Guide headgear is optional for conferences. However, if a conference decides to wear the beret, it should have the MG logo as the flask or patch” (MG#12.03, NAD MG minutes, voted on March 5, 2012, Greensboro, NC);
Whereas, on March 10, 2015, during the annual NAD Master Guide Committee meeting held in Lincoln, NE, the matter was revisited and reemphasized for implementation across the NAD territory;
Whereas, in the spirit of alignment and unity, the Ontario Conference is committed in respecting and concurring the directives coming from the higher administrative level of our church (that is, NAD);
Therefore, in compliance with the abovementioned NAD action as clarified by Elder James Black, NAD Youth Director (see attached letter), all Master Guides in the Ontario Conference, irrespective of their ministry involvement or the event they are attending where wearing of a complete type A uniform is required, that the beret they wear will have the MG patch/flask and not the Pathfinder or Adventurer logo.
This directive is effective immediately.
Thanks for your cooperation and for representing Christ well as you fulfill your duties as Master Guides.
Always ready to serve,
Pastor Edwin Martin
Adventurer, Pathfinder, and Master Guide Ministries Director,