Knights of Saint Andrew Question

Discussion in 'The Scottish Rite' started by Winter, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Winter

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    I have decided to get active in the SR again and I have been interested in the Knights of Saint Andrew for a while. I was browsing the different regalia and such on https://knightsofstandrew.org/ and I am curious about one of the things there for members.

    This item is listed in their shop:
    https://knightsofstandrew.org/shop/blazer-pocket-badge-authentic-design
    Blazer or Pocket Badge - Authentic Design - Golden
    "For those events (formal or semi-formal) when a jacket, blazer or tuxedo is the attire this gold-plated badge is the perfect accompaniment. The design is unique and historic."

    Except it isn't unique. It is the cap badge for the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. https://www.kosb.co.uk/ A unit of the British military until 2006 when they were combined with several other highland units into the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

    Does anyone know the connection between this badge and the Scottish Rite Knights of Saint Andrew or why it was selected as a pocket badge? 2AuthenticDesignKSA1.jpg
     
  2. Warrior1256

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    Nothing like this in the Valley of Louisville.
     
  3. Glen Cook

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    A number of Valleys have such an organization, but this appears to be an unaffiliated sales site with poorly thought out concept.

    We were involved with the (now gone) Border Gathering where the KOSB recruited.
     
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  4. Winter

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    The KoSA cap badges they sell are the same ones I've seen members wearing so assumed they were legit. I guess not?

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  5. Glen Cook

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    I’m unaware of SC making a finding on the matter. Each Valley (in AASR SJ) has its own bylaws.
     
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  6. Warrior1256

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    Ours are different.
     
  7. Winter

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    Looking around I see that the various valleys are different in KoSA organization and insignia. Looking at my local Valley, all 32nd degree members are automatically members of the KoSA.

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