Scout Neckerchief StoryNECKERS OF THE PAST
Buckskin Scout and Wood-running Scout both had to maintain good camouflage amongst the leafy undergrowth of the woodlands, so their neckers would have been subdued compared to the ones worn by our Scouts today. As they hunted their prey, or were indeed hunted themselves, being invisible was paramount to their survival.
Only when these Scouts were seeking rest and relaxation did they opt to wear brighter colours. Entering a settlement with a colourful necker was an instant indication to the people that this was a Scout taking a rest from the trail.
Later on when settlers moved out on to the plains, neckers were used once more to great effect. Riding on horseback across such dusty terrain was hazardous for breathing, and so the neckerchiefs were worn across the mouth and nose, filtering out the dust.
In other less pleasant circumstances, bandits on the plains would cover their faces in the same manner with their neckers, making identification of these villains virtually impossible for the poor victims and the law.
NECKERS OF THE FUTURE